Palmar branch of the median nerve

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Palmar branch of the median nerve
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Nerves of the left upper extremity.
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Superficial palmar nerves.
Details
Latin ramus palmaris nervi mediani
From
median nerve
Identifiers
Gray's p.938
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12691347
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The palmar branch of the median nerve is a branch of the median nerve which arises at the lower part of the forearm.

Branches[edit]

It pierces the palmar carpal ligament, and divides into a lateral and a medial branch;

Clinical significance[edit]

Unlike most of the median nerve innervation of the hand, the palmar branch travels superficial to the Flexor retinaculum of the hand. Therefore, this portion of the median nerve usually remains functioning during carpal tunnel syndrome.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellis, Harold; Susan Standring; Gray, Henry David (2005). Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. p. 700. ISBN 0-443-07168-3. 

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.