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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2018 , Vol 2 , Issue 2
A Variation of Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle: A Case Report
Gökşin Nilüfer Yonguç1,Sibel Cirpan1,Salih Sayhan1,Canan Eyüboğlu1,Mustafa Güvençer1
1Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, İzmir, Turkey DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2018.320 Purpose: Flexor carpi ulnaris muscle (FCUM) is one of the muscles of the superficial flexor group which is located most medially in the forearm. This study aimed to emphasize the importance of variations of the FCUM in clinical diagnosis and surgical procedures.

Methods: While performing routine gross anatomy dissection of an adult male formaldehyde fixed cadaver in laboratory of Anatomy Department, we observed a unilateral variation of FCUM in the left upper extremity.

Results: FCUM was originated with one common tendon and separated into two bellies at the distal half of forearm, and extended with two tendons. The connecting tendons were inserted to pisiform, hamate bones, and proximal of the fifth metacarpal bones.

Conclusion: The detection of FCUM variations is significantly important not only in the treatment of pressure related symptoms which they cause but also in reconstructive and orthopedic surgery. Keywords : Flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, variation, forearm