Author(s): Pushpalatha M1, Chitra N2

OBJECTIVE: To study the variations in the origin of subscapular artery and its branches in the dissecting room.

METHOD: The morphological study of 40 formalin fixed adult human cadavers of both sexes was carried out following a standard dissecting manual.

OBSERVATION: Variations in origin of Subscapular artery was observed in 15% of the cadavers, origin from 2nd part of axillary artery in 15%, as a common branch with Lateral thoracic artery in 10%, associated variations of posterior circumflex humeral artery, thoraco dorsal artery and circumflex scapular artery in 10%

CONCLUSION: In comparison with other similar studies, the present one also shows a near to equal scenario which helps us to strengthen the already existing knowledge. Appreciation of these variations is important to vascular surgeons for vascular graft surgeries, general and on co-surgeons while exposure of axilla and axillary artery so also to radiologists and anatomists

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