European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 12 - Number 1
Eur J Anat, 12 (1): 63-66 (2008)

Superficial median artery arises from the brachioradial artery: A rare variation

Darwish H.H., Khan M.M., Zaher W.A.

Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, P.O. Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia

ABSTRACT Arterial variations in the upper limb are numerous and may occur at the level of the axillary, brachial, radial, and ulnar arteries and in the palmar arch as well. Two arterial variations in a single upper limb, a brachioradial artery and a superficial median artery were found during the routine dissection of the right upper limb of a 65 years old white male cadaver. The variant upper limb was dissected carefully and the preparation steps were documented. Although brachioradial artery and superficial median artery have been reported in the literature, but superficial median artery arises from the brachioradial artery is extremely rare.

Keywords: anatomical variation, arm, artery, article, axillary artery, brachial artery, cadaver, dissection, human, median nerve, radial artery, structure analysis, superficial median artery, ulnar artery

European Journal of anatomy
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