Ramesh P, Aswin Prakash, Pratibha Gupta
Correspondence to: Dr. Ramesh P, Department of Anatomy, Iq City Medical College  And  Narayana  Hrudalaya  Hospital,  Sovapur,   Bijra  Road,  Jaymua,   Durgapur -  713206,  Westbengal,  India.
Email: drramesh.jasmine@gmail.com.

The most commonly reported variations of the Palmaris longus muscle are in its presence and the number of bellies. We however report a new variation, in which the muscle was entirely fleshy, instead of the predominantly tendinous muscle. This rare variant can pose a challenge to a surgeon in the exploration of the carpal tunnel, and compress the distal part of the median nerve.  Clinicians should be wary of an entirely fleshy palmaris longus muscle. 

Key words:  Palmaris longus, Median nerve compression syndrome. 

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