A Typical Branching Pattern of Axillary Artery in a South Indian Cadaver? A Case Report
- Corresponding Author:
- Raghu Jetti
Department of Anatomy
Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal campus)
Madhava Nagar, Manipal
576104, Karnataka, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 18, 2012; Accepted Date: April 26, 2013; Published Date: April 29, 2013
Citation: Raghu J, Satheesha Nayak B, Somayaji SN, Raju S, Srinivasa Rao S, et al. (2013) A Typical Branching Pattern of Axillary Artery in a South Indian Cadaver – A Case Report. Anatom Physiol 3:118. doi:10.4172/2161-0940.1000118
Copyright: © 2013 Raghu J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Knowledge of vascular variations, especially arterial variations, is very important for surgeons, radiologists and to certain extent to the other clinicians. Awareness of the possible variations will reduce the risk of complications like bleeding during surgical procedures. Occasionally these anatomical variations of arteries may result in erroneous interpretation of angiograms by radiologists. Sometimes these variations may become advantageous for the plastic surgeons in preparation of pedicle grafts. Hence we report a rare variation of high origin of superficial brachial artery from the second part of axillary artery. Superficial brachial artery continued as the main brachial artery in the arm, and terminated as radial and ulnar arteries in the cubital fossa. However the radial artery was much narrower in diameter.