European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 14 - Number 1
Eur J Anat, 14 (1): 39-41 (2010)

An atypical superficial radial artery

Abdullah M. Aldahmash, Walid A. Zaher, Hasem H. Darwish, Saeed M. Vohra, Mujahid M. Khan

King Saud University, Stem Cell Unit and Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Riyadh, K.S.A.

ABSTRACT Harvesting of the radial artery has become a common surgical procedure. Variations in the radial artery may affect its origin or its course. Variations in the course are rare and classified in 2 classes (1& 2) according to the tendons forming the anatomical snuff box or radial fossa of the hand. In a study of seventy randomly selected cadavers assigned to medical students for dissection, an atypical case of class 2 was found and is described here.

Keywords: Upper limb, Arterial variations, Atypical superficial radial artery

European Journal of anatomy
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