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Coracobrachial Bursa
Connective Tissue

Coracobrachial Bursa

Bursa musculi coracobrachialis

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The coracobrachial bursa is a closed sac of synovial fluid which sits deep to the tendinous origin of the coracobrachialis muscle. This bursa often communicates with the subtendinous bursa of the subscapularis muscle (Paulsen and Waschke, 2013).


The coracobrachial bursa permits friction-free movement between the tendon of the coracobrachialis muscle and the coracoid process of the scapula.

List of Clinical Correlates


—Septic bursitis


Paulsen, F. and Waschke, J. (2013) Sobotta Tables of Muscles, Joints and Nerves, English: Tables to 15th ed. of the Sobotta Atlas. Elsevier Health Sciences Germany.

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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