Arteries of the thumb originating from the superficial palmar arch: five cases


Erbil M., Aktekin M., Denk C., Onderoglu S., Surucu H.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.21, no.3, pp.217-220, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-999-0217-4
  • Journal Name: SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-220
  • Keywords: arteria princeps pollicis, superficial palmar arch, arteria radialis indicis, HAND
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Five cases are described where the first web space of the hand received arteries only from the superficial palmar arch. None of these branches was large enough to deserve the name "princeps pollicis artery". These variations must be taken into account during surgical dissections of the hand.