A unique case of brachial plexus form lateral to the axillary artery: a case report

U. R. R. Eranga, M. B. Samarawickrama
2020 Sri Lanka Anatomy Journal  
Anatomical variations of the formation and distribution of the brachial plexus are fairly common and it is related to the embryological development of upper limbs. The present report describes an unusual variation of the brachial plexus in which the cords are st nd arranged lateral to the 1 and 2 parts of the axillary artery. Therefore, some of the main terminal branches show rd different relationship to the 3 part of the axillary artery and the brachial artery. Awareness of such variations of
more » ... such variations of the formation, relations and distribution of main branches of brachial plexus is of remarkable clinical importance for clinicians who carry out surgical, interventional radiological and anaesthetic procedures in the axillary region.
doi:10.4038/slaj.v4i1.115 fatcat:ycmduqawjbf7pj2wnk56kwbdmi