BRACHIAL ARTERY

 

 

ORIGIN:  Continuation of the axillary artery

 

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: Begins at the lower border of teres major and passes initially medial to the median nerve and then lateral, at the level of the insertion of the coracobrachialis, (at the midshaft of humerus) to the cubital fossa. It is the artery of the upper arm. It divides into its two terminal branches at the level of the neck of radius.

-radial and ulnar arteries

 

BRANCHES:

Superior ulnar collateral artery

Inferior ulnar collateral artery

Profunda brachii

Nutrient artery

 

Terminal

  • Radial artery

  • Ulnar artery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIGITAL LOCATOR OF BRACHIAL ARTERY: Layer 1- skin; Layer 2- superficial fascia, including breast; Layer 3 deep fascia; Layer 4- superficial muscles;  Brachial artery is located to Layer 4- of anterior arm. Rollover mouse to label; click to display. Click blinking end page to display brachial artery. Layer 5 of anterior arm


 

 

 

 

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