Skip to Content
Medical Term:

cubital fossa


the fossa in front of the elbow, bounded laterally and medially by the humeral origins of the extensors and flexors of the forearm, respectively, and superiorly by an imaginary line connecting the humeral condyles.

Synonym(s): fossa cubitalisTA, antecubital space, chelidon, triangle of elbow

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.