Variations of the Superficial Brachial Artery in Korean Cadavers

  title={Variations of the Superficial Brachial Artery in Korean Cadavers},
  author={Hee-Jun Yang and Young-Chun Gil and W. Jung and Hye-Yeon Lee},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
The superficial brachial artery (SBA), a branch of the axillary artery, is one of the most common arterial variations in this area. While it is more vulnerable to accidental arterial injection or injury, it could be useful for the nourishment of a medial arm skin free flap. To analyze the relationship between the SBA of axillary origin and segmental variation of the axillary artery, we dissected 304 arms of Korean cadavers. We found an SBA of axillary origin in 12.2% of cadaveric arms… CONTINUE READING