brachial artery

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brachial artery

[′brā·kē·əl ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
An artery which originates at the axillary artery and branches into the radial and ulnar arteries; it distributes blood to the various muscles of the arm, the shaft of the humerus, the elbow joint, the forearm, and the hand.
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Common trunk of subscapular and circumflex humeral artery, which further divides into anterior and posterior cirumflex humeral arteries are rarely reported in the literatures.
This common artery continues distally as the posterior circumflex humeral artery.
6) In the present case the common trunk which further gives rise to the lateral thoracic, thoraco-dorsal, circumflex scapular arteries and continues as the posterior circumflex humeral artery may be considered as the deep brachial artery in accordance with the studies of the previous researchers.
CASE REPORT: We report a case of possible entrapment of Radial nerve and descending branch of posterior circumflex humeral artery due to abnormal fibromuscular tunnel between Brachialis and Brachioradialis on the left side in a middle aged male cadaver.
Ascending or deltoid branch which anastomoses with descending branch of posterior circumflex humeral artery