The palmar branch of the median nerve is a branch of the median nerve which arises at the lower part of the forearm.
It pierces the palmar carpal ligament, and divides into a lateral and a medial branch;
Clinical significance 
Unlike most of the median nerve innervation of the hand, the palmar branch travels superficial to the Flexor retinaculum of the hand. Therefore, this portion of the median nerve usually remains functioning during carpal tunnel syndrome.
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almar branch of the median nerve
Palmar branch of the median nerve
- ^ Ellis, Harold; Susan Standring; Gray, Henry David (2005). Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. p. 700. ISBN 0-443-07168-3.
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Diagram of segmental distribution of the cutaneous nerves of the right upper extremity.
This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.