Type of Article: Case Report
Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 4 | Page No. 1593-1596
Date of Publication: 30-11-2015
BILATERAL VARIATIONS IN BRANCHING OF AXILLARY ARTERY
Bikash Chandra Satapathy *1, Abu Ubaida Siddiqui 2, Soumitra Trivedi 2, Dhanesh Kumar Sharma 3.
*1Senior Resident, Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India.
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India.
2Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India.
3Additional Professor, Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India.
Address: Dr Bikash Chandra Satapathy, Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur-492099, India.
Bilateral variations in the branching pattern of axillary artery were seen in a 78 year male cadaver during routine dissection. On the right side superior thoracic artery was a branch of second part of axillary artery. Additional pectoral branches were seen coming out of the second part on either side. Bilaterally from the second part a common trunk originated which gave rise to lateral thoracic and subscapular artery. On the left side an additional pectoral branch from the common trunk was present. From the third part on either side a muscular branch supplied the coracobrachialis muscle. On the right side from the third part of axillary artery a common trunk started and divided into anterior and posterior circumflex humeral arteries.
KEY WORDS: Axillary artery, Common trunk, Coracobrachialis, Clinical significance.
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Bikash Chandra Satapathy, Abu Ubaida Siddiqui, Soumitra Trivedi, Dhanesh Kumar Sharma. BILATERAL VARIATIONS IN BRANCHING OF AXILLARY ARTERY. Int J Anat Res 2015;3(4):1593-1596. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.294