Uncommon Disposition of the Index Radial Proper Palmar Digital Artery
Homero F. Bianchi & Nicolás E. Ottone
We present 3 cases of variation of origin of the index radial proper palmar digital artery, two of which have their origin in the superficial palmar branch of the radial artery, not previously detailed in the literature, together with vascular variations in one of them, while in the third, its origin in the palmar proper ulnar digital artery of thumb, is a source of controversy. This is discussed in this communication. Vascular anastomoses between the superficial ulnar artery, the superficial palmar branch of the radial artery, the first dorsal interosseous artery, and the radial index palmar digital artery are described as alternative anastomotic circuits.
KEY WORDS: Radial palmar digital artery of the index; Palmar vascular anastomotic circuits; Anatomical variations.