High division of the axillary artery

OZAN H., Simsek C., Onderglu S., Kirici Y., Basar R.

Acta Anatomica, vol.151, no.1, pp.68-70, 1994 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Journal Name: Acta Anatomica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-70
  • Keywords: Axillary artery, Brachial artery, Radial artery, Ulnar artery, Variation
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


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 arm 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.