Bilateral arterial variation in the upper extremity - an anatomical case report

G. Shyamala, A. P M Reddy, B. V. Murlimanju, A. Krishnamurthy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We report a case of bilateral arterial variation in the upper extremities of a male cadaver. In the left upper extremity, it was observed that the ulnar artery was arising from axillary artery. This ulnar artery was superficial throughout its course at the medial aspect of the arm and forearm. It was highly tortuous and did not have any branches either in the arm or forearm. It ended as the superfi cial palmar arch in the palm. However the brachial artery entered the cubital fossa and divided into radial and common interosseus arteries. In contrast, the right upper extremity was having normal brachial artery which was terminated into the ulnar and radial arteries at the cubital fossa. However, there was an accessory brachial artery present at the arm and ended at the cubital fossa. We believe that these anatomical variations are because of abnormal developmental vascular pattern in the region. In clinical practice, accurate knowledge of the arterial variations of upper extremity is of considerable importance in case of reparative surgeries and fracture management. They are of interest to the vascular and plastic surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-525
Number of pages3
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume164
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Fingerprint

Ulnar Artery
Upper Extremity
Brachial Artery
Arm
Forearm
Blood Vessels
Axillary Artery
Radial Artery
Cadaver
Arteries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Shyamala, G. ; Reddy, A. P M ; Murlimanju, B. V. ; Krishnamurthy, A. / Bilateral arterial variation in the upper extremity - an anatomical case report. In: Clinica Terapeutica. 2013 ; Vol. 164, No. 6. pp. 523-525.
@article{3bca12db17364f4c96ef2f6e660e8cb3,
title = "Bilateral arterial variation in the upper extremity - an anatomical case report",
abstract = "We report a case of bilateral arterial variation in the upper extremities of a male cadaver. In the left upper extremity, it was observed that the ulnar artery was arising from axillary artery. This ulnar artery was superficial throughout its course at the medial aspect of the arm and forearm. It was highly tortuous and did not have any branches either in the arm or forearm. It ended as the superfi cial palmar arch in the palm. However the brachial artery entered the cubital fossa and divided into radial and common interosseus arteries. In contrast, the right upper extremity was having normal brachial artery which was terminated into the ulnar and radial arteries at the cubital fossa. However, there was an accessory brachial artery present at the arm and ended at the cubital fossa. We believe that these anatomical variations are because of abnormal developmental vascular pattern in the region. In clinical practice, accurate knowledge of the arterial variations of upper extremity is of considerable importance in case of reparative surgeries and fracture management. They are of interest to the vascular and plastic surgeons.",
author = "G. Shyamala and Reddy, {A. P M} and Murlimanju, {B. V.} and A. Krishnamurthy",
year = "2013",
doi = "10.7417/CT.2013.1631",
language = "English",
volume = "164",
pages = "523--525",
journal = "Clinica Terapeutica",
issn = "0009-9074",
publisher = "Societa Editrice Universo",
number = "6",

}

Bilateral arterial variation in the upper extremity - an anatomical case report. / Shyamala, G.; Reddy, A. P M; Murlimanju, B. V.; Krishnamurthy, A.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 164, No. 6, 2013, p. 523-525.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Bilateral arterial variation in the upper extremity - an anatomical case report

AU - Shyamala, G.

AU - Reddy, A. P M

AU - Murlimanju, B. V.

AU - Krishnamurthy, A.

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - We report a case of bilateral arterial variation in the upper extremities of a male cadaver. In the left upper extremity, it was observed that the ulnar artery was arising from axillary artery. This ulnar artery was superficial throughout its course at the medial aspect of the arm and forearm. It was highly tortuous and did not have any branches either in the arm or forearm. It ended as the superfi cial palmar arch in the palm. However the brachial artery entered the cubital fossa and divided into radial and common interosseus arteries. In contrast, the right upper extremity was having normal brachial artery which was terminated into the ulnar and radial arteries at the cubital fossa. However, there was an accessory brachial artery present at the arm and ended at the cubital fossa. We believe that these anatomical variations are because of abnormal developmental vascular pattern in the region. In clinical practice, accurate knowledge of the arterial variations of upper extremity is of considerable importance in case of reparative surgeries and fracture management. They are of interest to the vascular and plastic surgeons.

AB - We report a case of bilateral arterial variation in the upper extremities of a male cadaver. In the left upper extremity, it was observed that the ulnar artery was arising from axillary artery. This ulnar artery was superficial throughout its course at the medial aspect of the arm and forearm. It was highly tortuous and did not have any branches either in the arm or forearm. It ended as the superfi cial palmar arch in the palm. However the brachial artery entered the cubital fossa and divided into radial and common interosseus arteries. In contrast, the right upper extremity was having normal brachial artery which was terminated into the ulnar and radial arteries at the cubital fossa. However, there was an accessory brachial artery present at the arm and ended at the cubital fossa. We believe that these anatomical variations are because of abnormal developmental vascular pattern in the region. In clinical practice, accurate knowledge of the arterial variations of upper extremity is of considerable importance in case of reparative surgeries and fracture management. They are of interest to the vascular and plastic surgeons.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84892464978&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84892464978&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.7417/CT.2013.1631

DO - 10.7417/CT.2013.1631

M3 - Article

C2 - 24424217

AN - SCOPUS:84892464978

VL - 164

SP - 523

EP - 525

JO - Clinica Terapeutica

JF - Clinica Terapeutica

SN - 0009-9074

IS - 6

ER -