Unique case of trifurcation of the brachial artery: Its clinical significance

Malcic-Gurbuz J., Gurunluoglu R., Ozdogmus O., Yalin A.

CLINICAL ANATOMY, cilt.15, sa.3, ss.224-227, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/ca.10005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.224-227


The variability of the arteries in the upper extremity is considerable. This case is a report of a trifurcation of the brachial artery that divided into radial, ulnar, and superior ulnar collateral arteries high in the arm; the length of the brachial artery was only 4.9 cm. Because the upper extremity is a frequent site of injury, various surgical and invasive procedures are performed in this region: consequently, it is of utmost importance to be aware of arterial variations. For some medical procedures, there may be an increased ask of complications because of variant vessels; however, for other procedures, they may be beneficial. In addition to presenting a detailed anatomic study of the case. the clinical significance of the variation has been addressed. Clin. Anat. 15:224-227, 2002. (C) 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.