European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 18 - Number 3
Eur J Anat, 18 (3): 187-189 (2014)

Duplication of the radial artery - a case report

Rajasekar S. Salem and Shivali Srivastava

Department of Anatomy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar medical College and Hospital, Kalitheerthalkuppam, Puducherry, India

ABSTRACT During routine dissection of a 65-year-old male cadaver, for undergraduate students of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, we came across a rare anatomical variation of vasculature of the left forearm. Four centimeters below the bifurcation of the brachial artery, the radial artery split into a medial and a lateral branch. Both the branches ran individually for a distance of eight centimeters before reuniting to form a single artery once again.

Keywords: Radial artery, Variation

European Journal of anatomy
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