Acrel's ganglion.

Academic Article


  • No data exists in the extant literature regarding the distal swelling of the posterior interosseous nerve (Acrel's ganglion). To further elucidate this ganglion, ten adult cadavers (20 sides) underwent dissection and histological examination of this structure. No inflammatory response was noted in these histologically normal peripheral nerve structures. No neuronal cell bodies were identified. Although the etiology of such swellings is unclear, the term "ganglia" should not be applied to these enlargements of the distal posterior interosseous nerve.
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  • Anatomia clinica  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cadaver, Female, Ganglia, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Wrist
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    Author List

  • Tubbs RS; Stetler W; Kelly DR; Blevins D; Shoja MM; Loukas M; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 379
  • End Page

  • 381
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 5