International Journal of Morphology
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KAYODE A, Oluyemi; OLAMIDE A, Adesanya; BLESSING I, Odion y VICTOR O, Ukwenya. Incidence of Palmaris Longus Muscle Absence in Nigerian Population. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp. 305-308. ISSN 0717-9502. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022008000200009.
Alot has been reported about variation of palmaris longus muscle in journals and conventional textbooks. The incidence of palmaris longus muscle absence among people of the six geo-political zones of Nigeria was evaluated using 600 subjects. 31.25% (187 subjects) lack palmaris longus muscleon either of the forearms. 12.5% (75 subjects) shows unilateral absence and 18.75% (112 subjects) shows bilateral absence. 25% (150) of subjects lacks palmaris longus muscleon their right forearms while 25% also lacks it on their left forearms. 6% (37) shows double tendons of palmaris longus muscleon both forearms. Highest incidence of absence was recorded among people of South-West zone.
Palabras clave : Palmaris longus muscle; Tendons; Flexors muscles; Forearm.