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IJCRR. 2012; 4(19): 78-82


A VARIANT DELTOID MUSCLE – A CASE REPORT

Sharadkumar Pralhad Sawant, Shaguphta T. Shaikh, Rakhi Milind More.

Abstract
During routine dissection for Ist MBBS students on 65 years donated embalmed male cadaver in the Department of Anatomy, K.J.Somaiya Medical College, we observed the multiple heads of the deltoid muscle in the left arm. The posterior fibers of the left deltoid muscle were enclosed in a distinct fascial sheet and the deltoid muscle was seen to arise from the middle 1/3 of the vertebral border of the scapula. However there was no variations in the blood supply and the nerve supply of the deltoid muscle. The photographs were taken for proper documentation. The existence of the multiple heads of the deltoid muscle should be kept in mind by surgeons operating on deltoid, posterior deltoid, or doing scapular flaps.

Key words: Deltoid Muscle, Multiple Heads, Variations, Vertebral Border of Scapula, Scapular Flaps, Surgeons.



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