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Variations in the Branching pattern of the Axillary artery-A cadaveric case report



A variation in the branching pattern of second part of axillary artery was observed in the left axilla of 69 year old male cadaver during routine dissection. A common trunk was found to arise from second part of axillary artery ,which divides into           lateral thoracic artery and subscapular artery. The subscapular artery divides into thoracodorsal artery and circumflex scapular artery. A common trunk was found to arise from third part which divides into anterior and posterior circumflex humeral arteries. Awareness of variation in the branches of axillary artery is           important for the surgeons and radiologist.


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