musculocutaneous nerve


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Related to musculocutaneous nerve: radial nerve, axillary nerve, median nerve

mus·cu·lo·cu·ta·ne·ous nerve

[TA]
arises from lateral cord of the brachial plexus, passes through the coracobrachialis muscle and then downward between the brachialis and biceps, supplying these three muscles and continuing distally as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm.
Synonym(s): nervus musculocutaneus [TA]

musculocutaneous nerve

[mus′kyəlōkyo̅o̅tā′nē·əs]
Etymology: L, musculus + cutis, skin, osus, having
one of the terminal branches of the brachial plexus. It is formed on each side by division of the lateral cord of the plexus into two branches. Various branches and filaments supply different structures, such as the biceps, the brachialis, the humerus, and the skin of the forearm. Compare median nerve, radial nerve, ulnar nerve.

mus·cu·lo·cu·ta·ne·ous nerve

(mŭs'kyū-lō-kyū-tā'nē-ŭs nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from lateral cord of the brachial plexus, passes through the coracobrachialis muscle, and then downward between the brachialis and biceps, supplying these three muscles and being prolonged as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm.
Synonym(s): nervus musculocutaneus [TA] .

musculocutaneous

pertaining to muscle and skin.

musculocutaneous nerve
notable because in the horse it is connected to the median nerve forming a sling in which the axillary artery is supported. See also Table 14.
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This meta-analysis shows that, with regard to muscle strength, transfer of the CC7 nerve to the musculocutaneous nerve leads to the best outcome, while transfer of the CC7 nerve to the median or radial nerve leads to outcomes that are similar to each other but inferior to a transfer to the musculocutaneous nerve.
Variation in the origin and branching pattern of the musculocutaneous nerve and accessory head of the biceps brachii muscle.
The relation of the median nerve & brachial artery were seen to be normal & the musculocutaneous nerve was arising normally from the lateral cord of brachial plexus & piercing the coracobrachialis muscle.
Peripheral neuropathies have been described in case reports and reviews among baseball pitchers involving the suprascapular nerve, (2) axillary nerve, (2) ulnar nerve, (2) musculocutaneous nerve, (8) and the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.
There is a contribution from the subscapular nerve, a branch of the posterior cord, and small contributions from the musculocutaneous nerve, the continuation of the lateral cord (1,8).
A) The accessory nerve is connected to the arm's musculocutaneous nerve, restoring bicep function.
Parts of the starting point of deltoid muscle and the ending point of pectoralis major muscle were excised, and the brachial artery, median nerve, musculocutaneous nerve, axillary nerve, and radial nerve were remained.
The distal incision involves the retraction of the biceps muscle, medial portion of Brachialis muscle and Musculocutaneous nerve by the medial retractor.
In 62% of the population, the biceps is innervated by a single branch of the musculocutaneous nerve at an average of 130 mm below the tip of the acromion.
We report the use of selective radial and musculocutaneous nerve blocks, at the midhumeral level, as an alternative to brachial plexus block for the construction of radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula.
Previous studies reporting additional branch from the lateral cord in the formation of median nerve, have been found to be associated with anomalous communication between musculocutaneous nerve and the median nerve (Beheiry, 2004; Uzun et al.