Unusual Multiple Arterial Variations of the Upper Limb

Çandır B. N., Sağlam L., Gürses İ. A., Gayretli Ö.

JOURNAL OF THE ANATOMICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, vol.71, no.4, pp.317-320, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)


During routine dissection of a 64‑year‑old male cadaver, multiple variations were observed in the

arteries of the upper extremities. The first part of the axillary artery did not give any branches.

The second part, after giving superior thoracic and thoracoacromial arteries divided into deep and

superficial brachial arteries. Superficial brachial artery gave lateral thoracic artery and continued into

the arm. After giving anterior circumflex humeral artery, the deep brachial artery trifurcated into the

subscapular artery, posterior circumflex humeral artery, and profunda brachii artery. Understanding

upper limb arterial variations are important for performing safer clinical procedures.