High division of the axillary artery: A rare case of superficial ulnar artery

OZAN H. , Şimşek C., Öndero Ğ Lu S., Kirict Y., Ba Ş Ar R.

Cells Tissues Organs, vol.151, no.1, pp.68-70, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000147645
  • Title of Journal : Cells Tissues Organs
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-70
  • Keywords: Axillary artery, Brachial artery, Radial artery, Ulnar artery, Variation


A case is presented here in which the axillary artery divided into two branches, the lateral branch being situated more deeply with respect to the medial branch. The superficial branch gave rise to only thin muscular branches in the ann and coursed along the ulnar artery in the forearm but did not provide the branches which should arise from this artery. On the other hand, the deeply coursing artery provided the branches of the brachial artery in the arm and from the cubital fossa downwards it provided the branches which normally arise from the ulnar artery. © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel.