CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(03): 115-118
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703816
Case Report


Vishal Kumar
1  Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka, India.
Pretty Rathnakar
2  Assistant Professor Department of Anatomy, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka, India.
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There are many articles reporting anomalies of various blood vessels of upper extremity. In the present article, we are reporting a case of high division of brachial artery into medial and lateral branches, 9.5 cm distal to the lower border of teres major muscle. It was also observed that the two branches are crossing over near the lower part of front of arm and the lateral branch continued into the cubital fossa and trifurcated at the proximal border of pronator teres muscle. We have discussed the anatomy, embryological basis, and clinical implications of these variations along with relevant literature review. The importance of knowledge about these variations in therapeutic and diagnostic interventions is discussed.

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