Anatomical snuffbox,boundaries and contents

Anatomical snuff box

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Anatomical snuffbox is a triangular depression on the lateral aspect of wrist distal to the radial styloid, it becomes prominent when the thumb is fully extended.


Lateral/Anterior wall

  1. Abductor pollicis longus
  2. Extensor pollicis brevis

Medial/Posterior wall

  1. Extensor pollicis longus


  1. Radial styloid
  2. Scaphoid
  3. Trapezium
  4. Base of first metacarpal


  1. Cephalic vein
  2. Radial artery
  3. Superficial branch of radial Nerve

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