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High bifurcation of the unilateral brachial artery: an unusual variation

Xuqi Yang1, Minghua Luo2, Longqiu Cai2, Shuilong Leng23
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Pubmed: 37691510
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  1. Guangzhou Municipal and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Protein Modification and Degradation, Key Laboratory of Neurological Function and Health, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, P.R. China
  2. Guangzhou Municipal and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Protein Modification and Degradation, Key Laboratory of Neurological Function and Health, School of Basic Medical Sciences,Guangzhou Medical University, Xinzao, Panyu District, 511436 Guangzhou, China
  3. Affiliated Cancer Hospital and Institute of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, P.R. China

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Submitted: 2023-08-10
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Published online: 2023-09-07

Abstract

Background: It is common to observe a high bifurcation of the brachial artery, with some variations being quite rare. Materials and methods: During routine dissection for medical teaching purposes, a unilateral high bifurcation of the brachial artery was noted on the left side of a female cadaver. Results: On the left arm, two branches of different sizes originate from the axillary artery, one on the radial side and the other on the ulnar side. These branches run down the arm, crossing each other, eventually becoming the forearm's radial and ulnar arteries. We also observed branches such as the posterior circumflex humeral artery, anterior circumflex humeral artery, and deep brachial artery. Conclusions: This case report adds to the existing body of knowledge about the variation of the brachial artery, which is of anatomical and clinical value. We report this case to highlight the unique variation in the arterial anatomy of the upper limb.

Abstract

Background: It is common to observe a high bifurcation of the brachial artery, with some variations being quite rare. Materials and methods: During routine dissection for medical teaching purposes, a unilateral high bifurcation of the brachial artery was noted on the left side of a female cadaver. Results: On the left arm, two branches of different sizes originate from the axillary artery, one on the radial side and the other on the ulnar side. These branches run down the arm, crossing each other, eventually becoming the forearm's radial and ulnar arteries. We also observed branches such as the posterior circumflex humeral artery, anterior circumflex humeral artery, and deep brachial artery. Conclusions: This case report adds to the existing body of knowledge about the variation of the brachial artery, which is of anatomical and clinical value. We report this case to highlight the unique variation in the arterial anatomy of the upper limb.

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Keywords

brachial artery, anatomy, variations

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Title

High bifurcation of the unilateral brachial artery: an unusual variation

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2023-09-07

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DOI

10.5603/fm.96877

Pubmed

37691510

Keywords

brachial artery
anatomy
variations

Authors

Xuqi Yang
Minghua Luo
Longqiu Cai
Shuilong Leng

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