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A cadaveric study of branching pattern of the axillary artery

Authors:Samta gaur,S K.Katariya, H Vaishnani, I N Wani, K V Bondre, G V Shah
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(1): 1388-1391  |  PDF File

Abstract

Aims and Objective: Aims and objective of present study to describe the variation in branching pattern of axillary artery. Material and Methods: Present study conducted on 25cadavers (40–75year old) in SBKS MI & RC, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Piparia, Vadodara, Gujarat. Results: Results of present study shows that out of 50 cases, in 36 (68%) cases having classic pattern of branching and 14 (28%) cases having variation in branching pattern of axillary artery. Second part of axillary artery shows 12% and third part of axillary artery shows 16% variation. Present study also shows in 4(8%) cases variations in relation with the axillary vein. Conclusion: Awareness about details and topographic anatomy of variations of the axillary artery may serve as a useful guide for both radiologist and vascular surgeons. It may help to prevent diagnostic errors, interventional procedures and avoid complications during any surgery of the axillary region.