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Title: Neurovascular supply of the gracilis muscle: A study in the monkey and human
Authors: Kumar, V.P. 
Liu, J. 
Lau, H.-K. 
Pereira, B.P. 
Shen, Y.
Pho, R.W.H. 
Issue Date: Jun-1998
Citation: Kumar, V.P., Liu, J., Lau, H.-K., Pereira, B.P., Shen, Y., Pho, R.W.H. (1998-06). Neurovascular supply of the gracilis muscle: A study in the monkey and human. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 101 (7) : 1854-1860. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A comparison of the gross anatomy, extramuscular nerve branches, and intramuscular blood supply of the gracilis muscle showed similar patterns in both monkey and human. The number and pattern of distribution of the extramuscular terminal branches to the muscle were similar. The intramuscular neural pattern demonstrated with the Sihler's staining technique was also similar in both species. In vivo electrical stimulation studies in the monkey revealed that stimulating each extramuscular terminal nerve branch produced a distinct segmental contraction of the muscle. Independent contraction with force generation was observed when the monkey muscle was split into anterior and posterior segments and stimulated through each of the two subdivisions of the main nerve trunk to the muscle. Angiograms verified that circulation was preserved in these two segments.
Source Title: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
ISSN: 00321052
DOI: 10.1097/00006534-199806000-00012
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