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bicipital aponeurosis
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Aponeurosis bicipitalis, radiating fibres from the tendon of insertion of the biceps which form a triangular band passing obliquely across the hollow of the elbow to the ulnar side and becoming merged into the deep fascia of the forearm. Formerly called "grace Dieu" fascia, it serves to protect the brachial artery and median nerve during phlebotomy of median cubital vein.

Synonyms: aponeurosis musculi bicipitis brachii, bicipital fascia, lacertus fibrosus, semilunar fascia.

(05 Mar 2000)

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