Variant origin of an arterial trunk from axillary artery continuing as profunda brachii artery--a unique arterial variation in the axilla and its clinical implications.

Kumar Naveen, Patil Jyothsna, Satheesha B. Nayak, Rao K.G. Mohandas, Ravindra S. Swamy, R. Deepthinath, Surekha D. Shetty

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Abstract

Axillary artery is known to show different variations mostly in its branching pattern. Similarly, the origin of profunda brachii is often encountered with abnormality. Therefore, when the vascular variations in the upper limb persist, mostly it is confined to its branching pattern followed by its variant origin. But, among all the reported variations of profunda brachii, its variant origin from the 3rd part of the axillary artery with common trunk for the branches of axillary artery is unique. We report here an anomalous origin of profunda brachii as continuation of an arterial trunk arising from 3rd part of the axillary artery. This common trunk at its commencement passed between 2 roots of median nerve and gave branches of 3rd part of axillary artery before it continued as profunda brachii artery. The further course and branching pattern of profunda brachii were normal. Since the axillary artery is next choice of artery for arterial cannulation in cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, prior knowledge of existence of such variation in its branching pattern helps in avoiding possible diagnostic or interventional therapeutic errors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalEthiopian journal of health sciences
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

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Axillary Artery
Axilla
Arteries
Median Nerve
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Upper Extremity
Catheterization
Blood Vessels

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