Linburg–Comstock variation and syndrome. A meta-analysis

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dc.contributor.author Yammine, Kaissar
dc.contributor.author Eric, Mirela
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-04T08:43:22Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-04T08:43:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-07-04
dc.identifier.issn 1279-8517 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10978
dc.description.abstract Introduction Linburg–Comstock variation often connecting the flexor pollicis longus and flexor digitorum profundus of the index finger at a different level with significant discrepancy between clinical and cadaveric frequencies reported in the literature. Although this variation is quite prevalent, it is yet frequently unrecognized. The aim of this meta-analysis is to generate more accurate weighted frequency values of the Linburg–Comstock variation and to look for possible association with ethnicity, laterality, gender and side. Methods A systematic literature search identified 14 studies, including 4132 forearms/hands, which met the inclusion criteria. Results While no significant difference was found for laterality, we found significantly higher Linburg–Comstock variation rate in females compared to males. Turkish population demonstrated a significantly higher crude frequency when compared to Europeans (22.2 vs. 15.2%). Hispanic population showed the highest crude frequency (34.5%), whereas the African ancestry showed the least one (8.8%). Conclusions Linburg–Comstock variation could cause career-threatening disabilities and could complicate some hand injuries as well. This review invites future researchers to use a single nomenclature; the term “Linburg–Comstock variation” is to be used when no symptoms are present, and the term “Linburg–Comstock syndrome” in cases where the variation is symptomatic. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Linburg–Comstock variation and syndrome. A meta-analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy en_US
dc.journal.volume 40 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 289-296 en_US
dc.keywords Linburg–Comstock variation en_US
dc.keywords Flexor pollicis longus en_US
dc.keywords Flexor digitorum profundus en_US
dc.keywords Hand en_US
dc.keywords Meta-analysis en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Yammine, K., & Erić, M. (2018). Linburg–Comstock variation and syndrome. A meta-analysis. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 40(3), 289-296. en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00276-017-1957-1 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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