Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 261–270

Anatomy and landmarks for branches of the brachial plexus: a vade mecum

Authors

    • Section of Pediatric NeurosurgeryChildren’s Hospital
  • Virginia L. Jones
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Marios Loukas
    • Department of Anatomical SciencesSt. George’s University
  • Ayhan Cömert
    • Department of Anatomy, Faculty of MedicineAnkara University
  • Mohammadali M. Shoja
    • Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group, Department of Neurosurgery, Clarian Neuroscience InstituteIndiana University
  • John C. WellonsIII
    • Section of Pediatric NeurosurgeryChildren’s Hospital
  • Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol
    • Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group, Department of Neurosurgery, Clarian Neuroscience InstituteIndiana University
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00276-010-0620-x

Cite this article as:
Tubbs, R.S., Jones, V.L., Loukas, M. et al. Surg Radiol Anat (2010) 32: 261. doi:10.1007/s00276-010-0620-x

Abstract

Exploration and repair of the brachial plexus and its branches demands a good comprehension of its intricate anatomy. To this end, landmarks for identifying this anatomy may prove useful to the clinician and surgeon. As such, a specific collection is lacking in the literature. Therefore, the following review of salient surgical anatomy and regional landmarks of the brachial plexus and its branches is provided. Our hopes are that these data will be useful during clinical and surgical procedures of these regions and act as a single, concise source for such information.

Keywords

AnatomyUpper limbNervous systemSurgery

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