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CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-09-06
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Unusual ending of the second dorsal metacarpal artery as proper palmar digital arteries

H.F. Bianchi, C.A. Vargas, N.E. Ottone
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2017.0084
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Pubmed: 28933803
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Folia Morphol 2018;77(2):393-396.

open access

Vol 77, No 2 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-09-06
Submitted: 2017-05-21
Accepted: 2017-07-18

Abstract

Background: The proper palmar digital arteries arise infrequently from dorsal metacarpal arteries. This work reports the second dorsal metacarpal artery unusual ending and a vascular variation related to the superficial palmar arch.

Materials and methods: Fresh human upper limbs routine dissection, from a male cadaver, injected with coloured elastomeric material, immersed in 10% formalin.

Results: The second dorsal metacarpal artery presented terminal branches, the index finger medial proper digital palmar artery and the middle finger lateral proper digital palmar artery. At the division point of both terminal branches, the second dorsal metacarpal artery anastomoses with a thin forth common digital palmar artery.

Conclusions: The value of this knowledge about the infrequent vascular dispo­sition lies in vascularised flaps design using the second dorsal metacarpal artery. (Folia Morphol 2018; 77, 2: 393–396)

Abstract

Background: The proper palmar digital arteries arise infrequently from dorsal metacarpal arteries. This work reports the second dorsal metacarpal artery unusual ending and a vascular variation related to the superficial palmar arch.

Materials and methods: Fresh human upper limbs routine dissection, from a male cadaver, injected with coloured elastomeric material, immersed in 10% formalin.

Results: The second dorsal metacarpal artery presented terminal branches, the index finger medial proper digital palmar artery and the middle finger lateral proper digital palmar artery. At the division point of both terminal branches, the second dorsal metacarpal artery anastomoses with a thin forth common digital palmar artery.

Conclusions: The value of this knowledge about the infrequent vascular dispo­sition lies in vascularised flaps design using the second dorsal metacarpal artery. (Folia Morphol 2018; 77, 2: 393–396)

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Keywords

second dorsal metacarpal artery, proper palmar digital arteries, superficial palmar arch, vascularised flap

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Title

Unusual ending of the second dorsal metacarpal artery as proper palmar digital arteries

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 77, No 2 (2018)

Pages

393-396

Published online

2017-09-06

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2017.0084

Pubmed

28933803

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Folia Morphol 2018;77(2):393-396.

Keywords

second dorsal metacarpal artery
proper palmar digital arteries
superficial palmar arch
vascularised flap

Authors

H.F. Bianchi
C.A. Vargas
N.E. Ottone

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