CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(03): 109-111
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703814
Case Report


Kavitha K.
1  Lecturers, Department of Anatomy K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore 575 018, Karnataka, India.
Prima D'Souza
3  Lecturers, Department of Anatomy K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore 575 018, Karnataka, India.
Vishal Kumar
4  Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore 575 018, Karnataka, India.
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The anatomical variations in the arterial supply of the palm are frequently reported. One such variation reported during routine dissection for undergraduate medical students in our college is the absence of superficial palmar arch and presence of persistent median artery. The arterial supply to the palm is in the form of superficial and deep palmar arches. In the present case the median artery and ulnar artery supplies the palm without forming an arch on the left extremity. Awareness of variations in the vascular pattern of the palm is clinically important in case of angiographic procedures and surgical emergencies.

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