Anatomical basis of the variable aspects of injuries of the axillary nerve (excluding the terminal branches in the deltoid muscle)

@article{Duparc1997AnatomicalBO,
  title={Anatomical basis of the variable aspects of injuries of the axillary nerve (excluding the terminal branches in the deltoid muscle)},
  author={Fabrice Duparc and G. Bocquet and Jacques Simonet and Pierre Fr{\'e}ger},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
  year={1997},
  volume={19},
  pages={127-132}
}
The course of the axillary n. is complex with three points of angulation that may be used to delineate four segments and a fifth segment that corresponds to the intramuscular ending of the nerve in the deltoid m. The purpose of this study was to determine the precise anatomy of the nerve and of its branches, and some morphologic features for each segment. Thirty-two shoulders from embalmed adult cadavers have been studied. The axillary n. was divided in five segments: 1) from its origin to the… CONTINUE READING
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