An Anatomical Variation Of Superficial Palmar Arch And Its Clinical Significance: A Case Report

Nair, CKV and Nair, RV and Mookambica, RV and Somayaji, SN and Somayaji, K and Jetti, R (2013) An Anatomical Variation Of Superficial Palmar Arch And Its Clinical Significance: A Case Report. Anatomy Journal of Africa, 2 (1). pp. 114-116.

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Abstract

The familiarity of variations in vascular architecture of hand is helpful to surgeons, in microsurgical procedures precipitated by crush injuries of hand and in amputations. The efficiency of collateral circulation in hand is essential in certain peripheral vascular diseases like Raynaud’s disease and in harvesting of the radial artery for coronary bypass graft. Variation in the formation of superficial palmar arch is common. We report a rare variation of equitable distribution of superficial palmar arch. Variations of the superficial palmar arterial arch are not uncommon. Allen’s test, doppler ultra sound, arterial angiography pulse oximetry should therefore be used to assess the efficiency of collateral circulation before surgical interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vascular anatomy; superficial palmar arch.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 04:32
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2013 04:32
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78174

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