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Clin Anat. 2005 Nov;18(8):606-8.

Contrahentes digitorum muscle.

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  • 1Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.


Variations of the adductor pollicis muscle of the hand are seemingly rare. We describe an unusual finding of this muscle made during the routine dissection of a cadaveric hand as part of our medical school's gross anatomy course. We believe this case report represents persistence of a portion of the contrahentes digitorum in a human hand. As muscle variations may compress the median nerve while in the carpal tunnel, the clinician should be aware of such a variation.

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