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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, E-ISSN: 2249-8109

 

 Volume 1, Issue 2, 2011 pp 61-64

 

Date of Publish: 10 November 2011

 

Research Article

 

Unusual Arterial Variation of Upper Limb Case Report

 

U.W. Mane1, S. R. Pandhare2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Nanded(MS), INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Nagpur (MS), INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Pawar D.D.

Abstract

Brachial artery, which is continuation of axillary artery extending from  lower border of teres major muscle up to the neck of radius, where it  divides  into  radial and ulnar arteries.In the present case two arteries in the right arm of a male cadaver were recorded. The one was normally positioned brachial artery & the other was variant brachial artery. The variant artery was observed to run superficial to both median nerve & normal brachial artery, termed as superficial brachial artery. This variant artery traversed distally as superficial ulnar artery, superficial to flexor muscles of forearm. Normal brachial artery showed a rare feature of giving origin to Radial artery and Common Interosseous artery.

Presence of Superficial Brachial Artery (SBA) can be hazardous because it is more vulnerable to injury. It can be used as a feeding artery to a free flap from medial arm skin.