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J Anat. 2001 Nov; 199(Pt 5): 547–566.
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Variations of the arterial pattern in the upper limb revisited: a morphological and statistical study, with a review of the literature


A total of 192 embalmed cadavers were examined in order to present a detailed study of arterial variations in the upper limb and a meta-analysis of them. The variable terminology previously used was unified into a homogenous and complete classification, with 12 categories covering all the previously reported variant patterns of the arm and forearm.

Keywords: Brachial artery, radial artery, ulnar artery, median artery, interosseous artery, arterial variations, upper limb

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