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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Superficial venous anastomosis in the human upper extremity - a post-mortem study

Ryszard Jasiński, Elżbieta Poradnik
Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):191-199.

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Vol 62, No 3 (2003)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2003-06-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The frequent use of veins in surgery, especially in the replacement of clogged arteries in the lower extremities, persuaded the authors to conduct research concerning the morphology of superficial veins in the human upper extremity. In a post-mortem study a group of 40 male subjects of 22–92 years of age was examined. The preparation of the region of the elbow fossa was performed in order to establish the architecture of superficial veins in the extremity. Many detailed anthropometrical measurements were also carried out, enabling a typological evaluation to be made of the deceased under study. Two characteristic pictures of venous anastomosis were tested, one with symmetrical tributaries to the vena basilica et cephalica and the second characterised by a rich set of tributaries to the vena basilica. The characteristics, calibre and structure of both these suggest a fruitful application of them in vessel surgery. The vena cephalica in particular, taken with efficient valves, may successfully play the role of vessel implant.

Abstract

The frequent use of veins in surgery, especially in the replacement of clogged arteries in the lower extremities, persuaded the authors to conduct research concerning the morphology of superficial veins in the human upper extremity. In a post-mortem study a group of 40 male subjects of 22–92 years of age was examined. The preparation of the region of the elbow fossa was performed in order to establish the architecture of superficial veins in the extremity. Many detailed anthropometrical measurements were also carried out, enabling a typological evaluation to be made of the deceased under study. Two characteristic pictures of venous anastomosis were tested, one with symmetrical tributaries to the vena basilica et cephalica and the second characterised by a rich set of tributaries to the vena basilica. The characteristics, calibre and structure of both these suggest a fruitful application of them in vessel surgery. The vena cephalica in particular, taken with efficient valves, may successfully play the role of vessel implant.
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Keywords

veins; upper extremity; morphology; preparations; vessel surgery

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Title

Superficial venous anastomosis in the human upper extremity - a post-mortem study

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 62, No 3 (2003)

Pages

191-199

Published online

2003-06-09

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):191-199.

Keywords

veins
upper extremity
morphology
preparations
vessel surgery

Authors

Ryszard Jasiński
Elżbieta Poradnik

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