Acrel's ganglion

R. Shane Tubbs, William Stetler, David R. Kelly, Danitra Blevins, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Marios Loukas, W. Jerry Oakes

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-381
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical and Radiologic Anatomy
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Anatomy
  • Posterior interosseous nerve
  • Radial nerve
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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