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Vol 71, No 3 (2012)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2012-08-31
Submitted: 2012-03-20
Accepted: 2012-05-09
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Anatomic study of the infrapopliteal vessels

D. Lappas, N. Stavropoulos, G. Noussios, V. Sakellariou, P. Skandalakis
Folia Morphol 2012;71(3):164-167.

open access

Vol 71, No 3 (2012)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2012-08-31
Submitted: 2012-03-20
Accepted: 2012-05-09

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to study and analyse the anatomical variations of the infrapopliteal vessels concerning their branching pattern. A reliable sample of one hundred formalin fixed adult cadavers were dissected by the Anatomical Laboratory of Athens University. The variations can be classified in the following way; the normal branching of the popliteal artery was present in 90%. The remaining, reveal variant branching patterns; hypoplastic or aplastic posterior tibial artery (PT) and the pedis arteries arise from the peroneal (3%); hypoplastic or aplastic anterior tibial artery (AT) (1.5%); the dorsalis pedis is formed by two equal branches, arising from the peroneal and the anterior tibial artery (2%). The variations were more frequent in females and in short-height individuals. Knowledge of these variations is rather important for any invasive technic concerning lower extremities.

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to study and analyse the anatomical variations of the infrapopliteal vessels concerning their branching pattern. A reliable sample of one hundred formalin fixed adult cadavers were dissected by the Anatomical Laboratory of Athens University. The variations can be classified in the following way; the normal branching of the popliteal artery was present in 90%. The remaining, reveal variant branching patterns; hypoplastic or aplastic posterior tibial artery (PT) and the pedis arteries arise from the peroneal (3%); hypoplastic or aplastic anterior tibial artery (AT) (1.5%); the dorsalis pedis is formed by two equal branches, arising from the peroneal and the anterior tibial artery (2%). The variations were more frequent in females and in short-height individuals. Knowledge of these variations is rather important for any invasive technic concerning lower extremities.

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Title

Anatomic study of the infrapopliteal vessels

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 71, No 3 (2012)

Pages

164-167

Published online

2012-08-31

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2012;71(3):164-167.

Authors

D. Lappas
N. Stavropoulos
G. Noussios
V. Sakellariou
P. Skandalakis

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