Abnormal branching pattern of the axillary artery and its clinical significance

T. Ramesh Rao, Prakashchandra Shetty, R. Suresh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The increasing use of invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures in cardiovascular diseases makes it important that the type and frequency of vascular variations are well documented and understood. Sound knowledge of neurovascular variations is important for surgeons who remove axillary lymph nodes, to anesthesiologists, and orthopedic surgeons, considering the frequency of procedures done in this region. An unusual variation in the branching pattern of axillary artery was observed on the left side of a 60 year old female cadaver. In the present case the course and distribution of the first and second part of the axillary artery were normal. But a rare case of unusual origin of subscapular, anterior and posterior circumflex humeral, profunda brachii artery and ulnar collateral arteries from a common trunk were found on the left side during routine dissection. This common trunk was found arising from the third part of the axillary artery and at its commencement it was found passing between the two roots of the median nerve. Cases with this kind of variations should be examined or operated carefully during surgical or electrophysiological procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-392
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Morphology
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 06-2008

Fingerprint

Axillary Artery
Ulnar Artery
Median Nerve
Cadaver
Blood Vessels
Dissection
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arteries
Lymph Nodes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy

Cite this

@article{790779c8274341c8a1f06472c7cd4532,
title = "Abnormal branching pattern of the axillary artery and its clinical significance",
abstract = "The increasing use of invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures in cardiovascular diseases makes it important that the type and frequency of vascular variations are well documented and understood. Sound knowledge of neurovascular variations is important for surgeons who remove axillary lymph nodes, to anesthesiologists, and orthopedic surgeons, considering the frequency of procedures done in this region. An unusual variation in the branching pattern of axillary artery was observed on the left side of a 60 year old female cadaver. In the present case the course and distribution of the first and second part of the axillary artery were normal. But a rare case of unusual origin of subscapular, anterior and posterior circumflex humeral, profunda brachii artery and ulnar collateral arteries from a common trunk were found on the left side during routine dissection. This common trunk was found arising from the third part of the axillary artery and at its commencement it was found passing between the two roots of the median nerve. Cases with this kind of variations should be examined or operated carefully during surgical or electrophysiological procedures.",
author = "{Ramesh Rao}, T. and Prakashchandra Shetty and R. Suresh",
year = "2008",
month = "6",
language = "English",
volume = "26",
pages = "389--392",
journal = "International Journal of Morphology",
issn = "0717-9367",
publisher = "Universidad de la Frontera",
number = "2",

}

Abnormal branching pattern of the axillary artery and its clinical significance. / Ramesh Rao, T.; Shetty, Prakashchandra; Suresh, R.

In: International Journal of Morphology, Vol. 26, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 389-392.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Abnormal branching pattern of the axillary artery and its clinical significance

AU - Ramesh Rao, T.

AU - Shetty, Prakashchandra

AU - Suresh, R.

PY - 2008/6

Y1 - 2008/6

N2 - The increasing use of invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures in cardiovascular diseases makes it important that the type and frequency of vascular variations are well documented and understood. Sound knowledge of neurovascular variations is important for surgeons who remove axillary lymph nodes, to anesthesiologists, and orthopedic surgeons, considering the frequency of procedures done in this region. An unusual variation in the branching pattern of axillary artery was observed on the left side of a 60 year old female cadaver. In the present case the course and distribution of the first and second part of the axillary artery were normal. But a rare case of unusual origin of subscapular, anterior and posterior circumflex humeral, profunda brachii artery and ulnar collateral arteries from a common trunk were found on the left side during routine dissection. This common trunk was found arising from the third part of the axillary artery and at its commencement it was found passing between the two roots of the median nerve. Cases with this kind of variations should be examined or operated carefully during surgical or electrophysiological procedures.

AB - The increasing use of invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures in cardiovascular diseases makes it important that the type and frequency of vascular variations are well documented and understood. Sound knowledge of neurovascular variations is important for surgeons who remove axillary lymph nodes, to anesthesiologists, and orthopedic surgeons, considering the frequency of procedures done in this region. An unusual variation in the branching pattern of axillary artery was observed on the left side of a 60 year old female cadaver. In the present case the course and distribution of the first and second part of the axillary artery were normal. But a rare case of unusual origin of subscapular, anterior and posterior circumflex humeral, profunda brachii artery and ulnar collateral arteries from a common trunk were found on the left side during routine dissection. This common trunk was found arising from the third part of the axillary artery and at its commencement it was found passing between the two roots of the median nerve. Cases with this kind of variations should be examined or operated carefully during surgical or electrophysiological procedures.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=56849119510&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=56849119510&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 26

SP - 389

EP - 392

JO - International Journal of Morphology

JF - International Journal of Morphology

SN - 0717-9367

IS - 2

ER -