Bifid median nerve and persistent median artery of the forearm

Case contributed by Dr Charudutt Jayant Sambhaji


Suspected median nerve compression.

Patient Data

Age: 24
Gender: Male

US and colour doppler revealed a bifid median nerve in the distal forearm and a intervening persistent median artery of the forearm.

Case Discussion

When bifid median nerves are often accompanied by a persistent median artery of the forearm it is located between the two nerve bundles.

A bifid median nerve is important to recognise to avoid damage during an carpal tunnel release surgery. 

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Case information

rID: 7372
Case created: 19th Oct 2009
Last edited: 13th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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