The knowledge of neural interconnections between adjacent nerves of the upper limb is important to the surgeon as such variations may lead to issues with surgical identification and thus iatrogenic injury. Trauma or entrapment of these nerves may cause functional losses different from those expected and thus result in misdiagnosis. The authors review the literature regarding such nervous system derangements.
Abbreviations used in this paper: CMAP = compound muscle action potential; LPN = lateral pectoral nerve; MGA = Martin-Grüber anastomosis; MPN = medial pectoral nerve.
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