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CUBITAL FOSSA

Anatomy-Upper Limb

CUBITAL FOSSA

1. Triangular area b/w PRONATOR TERES (medial), BRACHIORADIALIS (lateral) & line joining the 2 humeral epicondyles.
2. Roof - formed by the deep fascia of forearm & bicipital aponeurosis. Structures over the medial roof => basilic vein & medial cutaneous nerve of forearm. Structures over the lateral roof => cephalic vein & lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm.
3. Floor - formed by BRACHIALIS above, SUPINATOR below.
4. Contents (medial to lateral, mnemonic: MATR) - Median nerve => Brachial artery => Tendon of biceps => Radial nerve.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Gray, Henry. Anatomy of the Human Body. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1918; Bartleby.com, 2000. www.bartleby.com/107/ [Accessed 17 Nov. 2018].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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