publication . Article . 2012

Perforation of Axillary Vein by a Branch of the Axillary Artery: an Anatomical Study

Mahajan, Anita; Rana, K. K; Saha, S;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía
Anatomical variations in the region of axilla and pectoral region are very common. These variations need attention to avoid complications arising during surgeries and diagnostic and interventional invasive procedures in this region such as surgeries for breast carcinoma, venous access during central venous line, pacemaker and cardiac defibrillator implantation etc. During routine cadaveric dissection we had noticed a rare variation of axillary vein and artery. In this case axillary vein, just deep to the inferior border of pectoralis minor was pierced by the lateral thoracic artery, a branch of axillary artery. Perforation of the axillary vein by a branch of the...
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