A study of variations in branching pattern of axillary artery in cadavers


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Author Details : Anjalee G Ovhal*, K Ravikumar, Devender Sachdev

Volume : 8, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 314-319

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijcap.2021.068



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Abstract

Background: The knowledge of variable branching pattern of Axillary artery is needed for vascular surgeons, onco surgeons, anaesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons and radiologists due to increased use of invasive diagnostic, interventional procedures.
Aims and Objectives: The aim was to study the variable branching pattern of Axillary artey in cadavers.
Materials and Methods: 15 cadavers (30 upper limbs) - 12 male and 3 female embalmed with 10% formalin were dissected for this study.
Results: Variable branching pattern was observed in 6.6% of the cases on right side and 6.6% of the cases on left side in first part of axillary artery, 40% of the cases on right side and 53.3% of the cases on left side in second part and 53.3% of the cases on right side and 26.6% of the cases on left side in third part.
Conclusions: The anatomical knowledge of the normal and variant anatomy of the Axillary artery is of importance for anatomists, surgeons, radiologists and clinicians during various interventional, diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures on pectoral and axillary regions.
 

Keywords: Axillary artery, Branching pattern, Cadavers, Upper limbs.


How to cite : Ovhal A G, Ravikumar K, Sachdev D, A study of variations in branching pattern of axillary artery in cadavers. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2021;8(4):314-319


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Article History

Received : 16-11-2021

Accepted : 27-11-2021

Available online : 07-12-2021


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