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CUBITAL FOSSA. Dr. Ahmed Fathalla Ibrahim. CUBITAL FOSSA (ROOF). CUBITAL FOSSA (BOUNDARIES). CUBITAL FOSSA (CONTENTS). CUBITAL FOSSA. DEFINITION: A triangular space in front of the elbow joint BOUNDARIES: Base: an imaginary line between the 2 epicondyles of humerus

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CUBITAL FOSSA

Dr. Ahmed Fathalla Ibrahim

cubital fossa
CUBITAL FOSSA
  • DEFINITION: A triangular space in front of the elbow joint
  • BOUNDARIES:
  • Base: an imaginary line between the 2 epicondyles of humerus
  • Laterally: medial border of brachioradialis
  • Medially: Lateral border of pronator teres
  • Apex: brachioradialis overlaps pronator teres
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CUBITAL FOSSA
  • ROOF:
  • Skin
  • Superficial fascia containing: cephalic vein, lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm, basilic vein, medial cutaneous nerve of forearm & medial cubital vein
  • Deep fascia
  • Bicipital aponeurosis
  • FLOOR:
  • Brachialis (medially)
  • Supinator (laterally)
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CUBITAL FOSSA
  • CONTENTS:

From lateral to medial:

  • Radial nerve & its deep branch
  • Tendon of biceps brachii
  • Termination of brachial artery & beginning of radial & ulnar arteries
  • Median nerve
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