Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 1, Number 2, October 2010, pages 68-70

Anomalous V-shape Palmaris Longus Tendon: Two Cases


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Anomalous V-shaped PL identified in Schaeffer’s and not in Thompson’s or Mishra’s.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Single PL identified in Schaeffer’s test.


Table 1. Types of Anomalies in Palmaris Longus
TypesSubtypeSubtypeSubtypeSubtypeSubtypeTotal %
Absent PLUnilateral absentBilateral absent2.8 - 24
Others anomaliesInverted PLThree headed reversedEpifascial accessory PLDuplicate PLEctopic muscular belly9