Tortuous forearm arteries and its clinical implications: A Case Report

Abhinav Kumar Mishra, Anshu Mishra

Abstract


The arteries of upper limb were studied in 10 cadavers who were dissected in Department of Anatomy, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Lucknow of 1 year 2015-2016. The arteries in 9 cadaveric specimens showed the normal arterial configuration. In one cadaver the course of the artery was anomalous. It showed an unusual course with loops and bends. The tortuosity of peripheral arteries is usually asymptomatic. Tortuous or twisted arteries and veins are commonly seen in humans and animals. While mild tortuosity is a common anomaly without clinical symptoms, severe tortuosity can lead to various serious symptoms. Clinical observations have linked tortuous arteries and veins to aging, atherosclerosis, hypertension, genetic defects and diabetes mellitus.


Keywords


Tortuosity, Radial and Ulnar artery

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