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Vol 65, No 4 (2006)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-09-18
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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A complex variation in the superficial palmar arch

Bataineh ZM, Moqattash ST
Folia Morphol 2006;65(4):406-409.

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Vol 65, No 4 (2006)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-09-18
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

In this article we describe a unique and complex variation in the arterial pattern of the left hand of a female cadaver. The following variations were found in this case: a) persistent median artery of the palmar type, terminating in the hand as the princeps pollicis and radialis indicis arteries; b) the ulnar artery giving only two common palmar digital arteries; c) the second digital palmar artery without division into two digital branches and instead supplying only the radial side of the ring finger; d) absence of the first common digital artery with the contiguous sides of the second web space supplied by the first palmar metacarpal artery from the deep palmar arch; e) early bifurcation of the median nerve proximal to the flexor retinaculum.

Abstract

In this article we describe a unique and complex variation in the arterial pattern of the left hand of a female cadaver. The following variations were found in this case: a) persistent median artery of the palmar type, terminating in the hand as the princeps pollicis and radialis indicis arteries; b) the ulnar artery giving only two common palmar digital arteries; c) the second digital palmar artery without division into two digital branches and instead supplying only the radial side of the ring finger; d) absence of the first common digital artery with the contiguous sides of the second web space supplied by the first palmar metacarpal artery from the deep palmar arch; e) early bifurcation of the median nerve proximal to the flexor retinaculum.
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Keywords

radial artery; ulnar artery; median artery; princeps pollicis artery; radialis

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Title

A complex variation in the superficial palmar arch

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 65, No 4 (2006)

Pages

406-409

Published online

2006-09-18

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2006;65(4):406-409.

Keywords

radial artery
ulnar artery
median artery
princeps pollicis artery
radialis

Authors

Bataineh ZM
Moqattash ST

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