Higher Division of the Brachial Artery: A Case report

Nidugala, Hema and Chembarpu, Shivarama and Avadhani, Ramakrishna and D’Costa, Sujatha (2012) Higher Division of the Brachial Artery: A Case report. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 119-121.

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Arterial deviations in the arm have important clinical implications as it is a frequent site of injury and also involved in many surgical events. Normally the brachial artery divides into radial and ulnar arteries at the level of the neck of radius in front of the elbow joint just medial to the tendon of the biceps muscle. These arteries are the main vessels for the arterial supply of the forearm and hand. During the routine dissection in the anatomy department, we observed a high division of the brachial artery, located at the level of the upper third of arm, close to the lower part of axilla. The radial artery was found prominent than the ulnar artery and it was giving branches in the cubital fossa (elbow) which were normally given by ulnar artery. The report of this unusual finding can be clinically relevant for surgical approaches in the arm and forearm regions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arterial deviations, Brachial artery, Radial artery, Ulnar artery.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 06:21
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 06:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79163

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