Rare anatomical variant: Arterial circle in palm and at the base of the thumb

Venkata Ramana Vollala, Somayaji Nagabhooshana, S. M. Bhat, V. Rodrigues, Mohandas Rao, N. Pamidi, S. Surendran

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


In this article, we describe anomalous formation, distribution of superficial palmar arch and an arterial circle at the base of the thumb found during routine dissection classes in the right hand of a 45-year-old male cadaver. These variations are unique and provide significant information to surgeons dissecting the hand region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-587
Number of pages3
JournalRomanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cadaver
  • Superficial palmar arch
  • Thumb

Cite this