Abstract

The latissimus dorsi muscle is used as a muscular flap in head and neck reconstructive surgery. During a routine dissection in our department, we encountered an additional muscular band in the latissimus dorsi on the left side of a male cadaver. This rare muscular variation originated from the latissimus dorsi and inserted into the coracoids process. With regard to important knowledge of such a variation for safe and successful clinical practice, we present a variation of the latissimus dorsi muscle.

Key words: Latissimus dorsi muscle; Variation; Cadaver; Human anatomy  
 
 
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