International Journal of Morphology
On-line version ISSN 0717-9502
MAGDEN, Orhan; GOCMEN-MAS, Nuket and CAGLAR, Baris. Multiple Variations in the Axillary Arterial Tree Relevant to Plastic Surgery: A Case Report. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.2, pp. 357-361. ISSN 0717-9502. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022007000200020.
While dissecting the body of a 59 years old male cadaver we observed "abnormal" branching pattern of the axillary artery and unusual vascular pedicles of the serratus anterior muscle. The serratus anterior branch originated directly first part of the axillary artery as the first branch. The lateral thoracic and thoracodorsal arteries arose together from the third part of the axillary artery as "a lateral thoracic-thoracodorsal"common trunk. The superior thoracic artery was out of the position. The circumflex scapular artery originated directly the third part of the axillary artery. The subscapular artery was not present
Keywords : Axillary artery; Common trunk; Serratus anterior branch; Unusual vascular pedicle.