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Vol 71, No 2 (2012)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
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Submitted: 2012-06-27
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Unilateral high origin of radial artery from axillary artery

V.K. Yagain, M.R. Dave, S. Anadkat
Folia Morphol 2012;71(2):121-124.

open access

Vol 71, No 2 (2012)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2012-05-30
Submitted: 2012-06-27

Abstract

Variations in the vascular system of upper limbs are relatively common, with considerable significance towards the clinical and surgical point of view. The major arterial variations reported are of high origins of radial and ulnar arteries. During routine dissection of an upper extremity in the Department of Anatomy, Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies, a variation in the origin of the radial artery from the axillary artery was observed in the right upper limb of a 55-year-old female cadaver. The normal and variant origin of the radial artery has pragmatic importance for surgeons and radiologists. Also, the superficial position of an artery makes it vulnerable to injury during cannulation, which may lead to pseudoaneurysm.

Abstract

Variations in the vascular system of upper limbs are relatively common, with considerable significance towards the clinical and surgical point of view. The major arterial variations reported are of high origins of radial and ulnar arteries. During routine dissection of an upper extremity in the Department of Anatomy, Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies, a variation in the origin of the radial artery from the axillary artery was observed in the right upper limb of a 55-year-old female cadaver. The normal and variant origin of the radial artery has pragmatic importance for surgeons and radiologists. Also, the superficial position of an artery makes it vulnerable to injury during cannulation, which may lead to pseudoaneurysm.
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Keywords

radial artery; ulnar artery; axillary artery; brachial artery

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Title

Unilateral high origin of radial artery from axillary artery

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 71, No 2 (2012)

Pages

121-124

Published online

2012-05-30

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2012;71(2):121-124.

Keywords

radial artery
ulnar artery
axillary artery
brachial artery

Authors

V.K. Yagain
M.R. Dave
S. Anadkat

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