Anomalous insertional slip of latissimus dorsi muscle: Arcus axillaris

Kalaycioglu A., Gümüsalan Y., OZAN H.

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, vol.20, no.1, pp.73-75, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01628121
  • Journal Name: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-75
  • Keywords: latissimus dorsi m., human anatomy, muscular variation, ARM
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


An anomalous muscular slip arising from the latissimus dorsi m. was encountered on the right side of a male cadaver during a dissection in our laboratory. The slip left the muscular part of the latissimus dorsi 8 cm distal to its insertion, coursed superolaterally anterior to the neurovascular structures and was inserted into the coracobrachialis fascia. The morphology of the additional slip and its possible clinical implications are discussed.