Curr Health Sci J, vol. 36, no. 4, 2010

Anatomical Variation of The Origin, Course And Distribution Area Of The Radial Artery

[Original paper]

Ileana Dinca,O. M. Marginean, Th. Dumitrescu, M.V. Baluta

Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova


The study of the anatomical variations draws the attention of the surgical medical practice on the fact the vessels may differ from the classic description, regarding their origin, trajectory and distribution territory. Dissection performed for didactic purpose was made upon 7 subjects; this revealed a case where the radial artery had high origin, was distributed to the anterior brachial space, with a superficial course into the upper half of the forearm. In the same subject, the variation described above was found only in one arm.

radial artery, origin, course, distribution

Ileana Dinca MD, PhD, Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Str Petru Rares nr. 4, 200456, Craiova, Dolj, RomAnia

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.36.04.07 - Download PDF