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An Anomalous Median Nerve Avoiding Injury In A Gunshot Wound To The Antecubital Fossa
  1. Maj JP Garner, MRCSEd MRCS(Glasg) RAMC1 and
  2. Lt Col BA Price, MD MS FRCS(Ed) FRCS RAMC2
  1. 1garners{at}dialstart.net
  2. 2Department of Surgery, MDHU, Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 5UJ

Abstract

We report the case of a 19 year old man who received a gunshot wound to the soft tissues of his left elbow. He presented with an ischaemic hand due to transection of the brachial artery bifurcation anterior to the elbow joint. He was spared an associated median nerve injury by an anomalous course of the nerve through the antecubital fossa.

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