ulnar artery

Summary

Summary: The larger of the two terminal branches of the brachial artery, beginning about one centimeter distal to the bend of the elbow. Like the RADIAL ARTERY, its branches may be divided into three groups corresponding to their locations in the forearm, wrist, and hand.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Vascular dominance in the forearm
    Max Haerle
    Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, Burn Centre, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Plast Reconstr Surg 111:1891-8. 2003
  2. ncbi Harvest of the radial artery for coronary artery surgery preserves maximal blood flow of the forearm
    Alistair G Royse
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:539-42. 2004
  3. ncbi Persistent median artery in the hand: a report with a brief review of the literature
    Yoshihiro Tsuruo
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine, Wakayama, Japan
    Anat Sci Int 81:242-52. 2006
  4. pmc Variations of the arterial pattern in the upper limb revisited: a morphological and statistical study, with a review of the literature
    M Rodriguez-Niedenführ
    Unit of Anatomy and Embryology, School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
    J Anat 199:547-66. 2001
  5. ncbi Bilateral case of superficial ulnar artery originating from axillary artery
    G Jacquemin
    , rue de Pitteurs 20, , Belgium
    Surg Radiol Anat 23:139-43. 2001
  6. doi Pushing wrist access to the limit: homolateral right ulnar artery approach for primary percutaneous coronary intervention after right radial failure due to radial loop
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 78:894-7. 2011
  7. ncbi High origin of a superficial ulnar artery arising from the axillary artery: anatomy, embryology, clinical significance and a review of the literature
    K Natsis
    Department of Anatomy, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 65:400-5. 2006
  8. ncbi High origin of an ulnar artery--development and surgical significance
    Venkata Ramana Vollala
    Department of Anatomy, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Chang Gung Med J 34:39-42. 2011
  9. doi A rare case of bilateral variations of upper limb arteries: brief review of nomenclature, embryology and clinical applications
    Sarah Shen
    The Jack Brockhoff Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, 3010, Australia
    Surg Radiol Anat 30:601-3. 2008
  10. doi No late ulnar artery atheroma after radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass surgery
    Alistair George Royse
    Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit, Department of Pharmacology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:891-4. 2008

Detail Information

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  1. ncbi Vascular dominance in the forearm
    Max Haerle
    Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, Burn Centre, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Plast Reconstr Surg 111:1891-8. 2003
    The dominance of the radial or ulnar artery at the forearm level and their contributions to the circulation of the hand remain a matter of contention...
  2. ncbi Harvest of the radial artery for coronary artery surgery preserves maximal blood flow of the forearm
    Alistair G Royse
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:539-42. 2004
    ..Use of the radial artery as a conduit for coronary artery surgery has increased dramatically. It has been assumed that blood flow to the forearm will not be compromised by its removal...
  3. ncbi Persistent median artery in the hand: a report with a brief review of the literature
    Yoshihiro Tsuruo
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine, Wakayama, Japan
    Anat Sci Int 81:242-52. 2006
    ..The brachial arteries divided into the ulnar and radial arteries. The ulnar artery gave off the median and posterior interosseous arteries at the same point, although the anterior interosseous ..
  4. pmc Variations of the arterial pattern in the upper limb revisited: a morphological and statistical study, with a review of the literature
    M Rodriguez-Niedenführ
    Unit of Anatomy and Embryology, School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
    J Anat 199:547-66. 2001
    ..The variable terminology previously used was unified into a homogenous and complete classification, with 12 categories covering all the previously reported variant patterns of the arm and forearm...
  5. ncbi Bilateral case of superficial ulnar artery originating from axillary artery
    G Jacquemin
    , rue de Pitteurs 20, , Belgium
    Surg Radiol Anat 23:139-43. 2001
    ..The persistence of the median artery was noted. In the right arm, the ulnar artery had a common origin with the subscapular artery...
  6. doi Pushing wrist access to the limit: homolateral right ulnar artery approach for primary percutaneous coronary intervention after right radial failure due to radial loop
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 78:894-7. 2011
    ..After easy cannulation, a 360-degree loop was found at the elbow level. The brachial artery and a large ulnar artery were visible by injecting contrast through the radial loop...
  7. ncbi High origin of a superficial ulnar artery arising from the axillary artery: anatomy, embryology, clinical significance and a review of the literature
    K Natsis
    Department of Anatomy, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 65:400-5. 2006
    The superficial ulnar artery (SUA) is an ulnar artery of high origin that lies superficially in the forearm. Its reported frequency ranges from 0.17% to 2%...
  8. ncbi High origin of an ulnar artery--development and surgical significance
    Venkata Ramana Vollala
    Department of Anatomy, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Chang Gung Med J 34:39-42. 2011
    ..We present here a case of a high origin of the ulnar artery from the brachial artery found during anatomical dissection of a right upper limb of a 50-year-old man...
  9. doi A rare case of bilateral variations of upper limb arteries: brief review of nomenclature, embryology and clinical applications
    Sarah Shen
    The Jack Brockhoff Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, 3010, Australia
    Surg Radiol Anat 30:601-3. 2008
    ..The superficial brachioulnoradial artery presented here is a variant of classical accounts. The superficial arteries replaced the typical arteries and were not additional vessels...
  10. doi No late ulnar artery atheroma after radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass surgery
    Alistair George Royse
    Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit, Department of Pharmacology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:891-4. 2008
    Radial artery harvest for coronary artery surgery leads to chronically elevated blood flow in the remaining ulnar artery. This study examined the ulnar artery for evidence of increased atherosclerosis compared with the contralateral ulnar ..
  11. ncbi Anatomically aberrant forearm arteries: an absent radial artery with co-dominant median and ulnar arteries
    C J Porter
    Plastic, Maxillofacial and Burns Unit, Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    Br J Plast Surg 54:727-8. 2001
    ..The arterial supply was based on co-dominant median and ulnar arteries. This description raises issues regarding anatomical vascular aberrations when planning forearm flaps...
  12. pmc Development of the arterial pattern in the upper limb of staged human embryos: normal development and anatomic variations
    M Rodriguez-Niedenführ
    Unit of Anatomy and Embryology, School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
    J Anat 199:407-17. 2001
    ..It is suggested that the variations arise through the persistence, enlargement and differentiation of parts of the initial network which would normally remain as capillaries or even regress...
  13. ncbi Percutaneous ulnar artery approach for primary coronary angioplasty: safety and feasibility
    Ugo Limbruno
    Cardiothoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 61:56-9. 2004
    ..In conclusion, transulnar access may represent an additional option in patients undergoing primary angioplasty when the radial artery access site is not available...
  14. ncbi Treatment of radial and ulnar artery pseudoaneurysms using percutaneous thrombin injection
    Ewa Komorowska-Timek
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92534, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 29:936-42. 2004
    ..in the treatment of peripheral pseudoaneurysms; however, its application in the management of radial or ulnar artery pseudoaneurysms has not been well established...
  15. ncbi High origin of ulnar artery in South Indian male cadaver: a case report
    K M R Bhat
    Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
    Rom J Morphol Embryol 49:573-5. 2008
    Superficial ulnar artery, a rare variation may arise from axillary or brachial artery. Here we report a case of high origin of superficial ulnar artery from the axillary artery...
  16. doi Ulnar artery aneurysm in a patient with Behçet's disease
    Bunyamin Kisacik
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gulhane Military School of Medicine, Etlik, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 30:383-5. 2010
    ..Arterial involvement, aneurysms and arterial thrombosis have been reported in 1.5-3% of patients. In this case report, we present a patient with ulnar arterial aneurysm associated with Behçet's disease...
  17. ncbi A rare variation of the axillary artery combined contralaterally with an unusual high origin of a superficial ulnar artery: description, review of the literature and embryological analysis
    Eleni Panagouli
    Department of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Ital J Anat Embryol 114:145-56. 2009
    ..department we observed a combination of two rare arterial patterns of the upper limb bilaterally; a superficial ulnar artery of high origin in the right upper limb and some rare variations of the left axillary artery: Right arm: The ..
  18. ncbi Ulnar nerve compression in Guyon's canal in the presence of a tortuous ulnar artery
    R M Jose
    Department of Plastic Surgery, George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 31:200-2. 2006
    A case of ulnar nerve compression in Guyon's canal occurring in the presence of a tortuous ulnar artery in the canal is presented and the pathology and classification of ulnar nerve compression in Guyon's canal discussed.
  19. ncbi Compression of the ulnar nerve caused by an aneurysm of the ulnar artery in an HIV-positive patient
    Christian Rainer
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Institute of Anatomy, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    Plast Reconstr Surg 110:533-6. 2002
  20. ncbi Hypothenar hammer syndrome caused by posttraumatic aneurysm of the ulnar artery
    M Brodmann
    Division of Angiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Graz, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 113:698-700. 2001
    The so-called hypothenar hammer syndrome is a rare entity caused by lesions of the ulnar artery secondary to repetitive trauma to the hypothenar eminence, typically found in persons working with vibrating tools...
  21. ncbi Complex neurovascular variation in one upper limb
    Ziad M Bataineh
    Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
    Ital J Anat Embryol 112:37-44. 2007
    ..2. The deep (definitive) brachial artery continues in the forearm as the ulnar artery under the superficial flexor muscles of the forearm. 3...
  22. ncbi Pseudoaneurysm of the ulnar artery occurring after fracture of the distal radius and ulna: a case report
    A A Wang
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 23:933-7. 1998
    A case of pseudoaneurysm of the ulnar artery occurring after distal radius and ulna fracture is presented. This case illustrates an uncommon complication following a fairly common injury.
  23. ncbi Superficial brachial artery crossing over the ulnar and median nerves from posterior to anterior: embryological significance
    Kazuya Yoshinaga
    Department of Anatomy, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan
    Anat Sci Int 78:177-80. 2003
    ..The anatomical and embryological significance of the findings are discussed...
  24. ncbi Arterial variations of the upper extremities
    Bulent Yalcin
    Department of Anatomy Gulhane Military Medical Academy Ankara, Turkey
    Anat Sci Int 81:62-4. 2006
    ..It is obvious that accurate information concerning unusual patterns of the arteries in the upper limbs is relevant clinically, especially in order to avoid accidental injury or intra-arterial injection...
  25. ncbi Use of medial arm skin as a free flap
    Sebat Karamursel
    Plastic Surgery Clinic, Ankara Social Insurance Hospital, Department of Anatomy, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
    Plast Reconstr Surg 115:2025-31. 2005
    ..This may be because of variations in vascular anatomy, leading to confusion during dissection of the flap...
  26. ncbi Hypothenar hammer syndrome: Distal ulnar artery reconstruction with autologous inferior epigastric artery
    Hadley E Smith
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, The Miriam Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02904 1556, USA
    J Vasc Surg 40:1238-42. 2004
    Digital artery embolization and ulnar artery thrombosis are consequences of repetitive trauma and can lead to digit loss and debility from ischemia and cold intolerance...
  27. ncbi The superficial ulnar artery: incidence and calibre in 95 cadaveric specimens
    J Dartnell
    Department of Anatomy, Guy s, King s and St Thomas s School of Biomedical Sciences, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Clin Anat 20:929-32. 2007
    The superficial ulnar artery (SUA) is an anatomical variation of the upper limb vasculature with a prevalence of 0.7-9.4% in the population...
  28. ncbi The superficial ulnar artery--a potential hazard in patients with difficult venous access
    K J Chin
    Br J Anaesth 94:692-3. 2005
  29. ncbi Primary closure of radial forearm flap donor defects with a bilobed flap based on the fasciocutaneous perforator of the ulnar artery
    Ching Hua Hsieh
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Kaohsiung, Chang Gung University, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan
    Plast Reconstr Surg 113:1355-60. 2004
    ..radial forearm flap donor defects, a total of 10 bilobed flaps based on the fasciocutaneous perforator of the ulnar artery were designed at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Kaohsiung in the period from January of 2002 to January of ..
  30. ncbi Use of an adipofascial flap based on the proximal perforators of the ulnar artery to correct contracture of elbow burn scars: an anatomic and clinical approach
    Hamdy A El-Khatib
    Al Azhar University, Cairo University, Egypt
    Plast Reconstr Surg 109:130-6. 2002
    ..Among these, a pedicled adipofascial flap based on the most proximal two to four perforators of the ulnar artery (located 1 to 5 cm from the origin of the artery) can be anastomosed to form a sort of axially patterned blood ..
  31. ncbi Ulnar artery involvement in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
    Marian H Taylor
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 29:102-6. 2002
    ..We investigated if large artery involvement, that is, ulnar artery occlusion, has a role in the development of refractory digital ulcerations, and if both screening for this ..
  32. doi Ulnar artery vasculopathy in systemic sclerosis
    Jeong Ha Park
    Department of Rheumatology, The Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Rheumatol Int 29:1081-6. 2009
    ..We found that ulnar artery involvement is frequent in systemic sclerosis, although the precise mechanism is not known...
  33. ncbi Anatomical variations of the superficial and deep palmar arches
    Marios Loukas
    Department of Anatomy, American University of the Caribbean, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 64:78-83. 2005
    ..In type S-I (40%), the SPA is formed by anastomosis of the superficial volar branch of the radial artery to the ulnar artery. Type S-II (35%) is formed entirely of the ulnar artery...
  34. ncbi Hand circulation after radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting
    Susumu Manabe
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
    J Med Dent Sci 52:101-7. 2005
    ..flow to the forearm territory was decreased by 20% after RA harvest despite the compensatory dilatation of ulnar artery. The presence of low perfusion in the affected hand has been pointed out in some studies...
  35. ncbi Anatomical basis for a vascular pedicled island flap from the dorsal area of the wrist
    Shohei Omokawa
    Department of Orthopedics, Ishinkai Yao General Hospital, Yao, Osaka, Japan
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 39:90-4. 2005
    ..It may be anatomically possible to raise two different island flaps from the dorsum of the wrist...
  36. ncbi Chronic compensatory increase in ulnar flow and accelerated atherosclerosis after radial artery removal for coronary artery bypass
    Mario Gaudino
    Departments of Cardiac Surgery and Angiology, Catholic University, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:9-12. 2005
    ..Only scant information is available on the chronic consequences of radial artery removal for coronary artery bypass surgery on forearm circulation...
  37. ncbi Vascular dominance in the forearm
    A Cagri Uysal
    Plast Reconstr Surg 114:833. 2004
  38. ncbi Assessment of the radial artery and hand circulation by computed tomography angiography: a pilot study
    Omer Faruk Dogan
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey
    Heart Surg Forum 8:E28-33. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi The Allen test
    Zoltan Csiki
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:755; author reply 755-6. 2005
  40. ncbi B-mode and color Doppler ultrasound of the forearm arteries in the preoperative screening prior to coronary artery bypass grafting
    Renata Huzjan
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia
    Coll Antropol 28:235-41. 2004
    ..4% vs. 24.4%). The anatomical variants found included ulnar artery hypoplasia in 3.9% of patients and high brachial artery bifurcation in 2.4% of patients...
  41. ncbi Modified Allen's Test in radiocephalic arterio-venous fistula creation: how relevant?
    M O Thomas
    Lagos University Teaching Hospital College of Medicine of University of Lagos, Nigeria
    Niger Postgrad Med J 11:88-90. 2004
    ..We concluded that preoperative Modified Allen's test is not necessary for side-to-end radio-cephalic arterio-venous fistulae of the forearm...
  42. ncbi Ten-year Echo-Doppler evaluation of forearm circulation following radial artery removal for coronary artery bypass grafting
    Mario Gaudino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:71-3. 2006
    ..To investigate the chronic consequences of radial artery removal for coronary artery bypass surgery on the forearm circulation...
  43. ncbi Images in cardiovascular medicine. Demonstration of unilateral absence of the palmar arch without collateral circulation
    Brent A Cambron
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 113:e6-7. 2006
  44. ncbi Churg-Strauss syndrome and revascularization of the hand: a case report
    Annika Card
    J Rheumatol 35:941-3. 2008
  45. doi Anatomical landmarks to the superficial and deep palmar arches
    Kia M McLean
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:181-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the location of the palmar arches in relation to surface and bony landmarks...
  46. ncbi Quantitative analysis of the relation between soft tissue stiffness palpated from the body surface and tissue hemodynamics in the human forearm
    Keisaku Kimura
    Department of Health Promoting and Preventive Medicine, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Hiyoshi cho, Nantan city, Kyoto, 629 0392, Japan
    Physiol Meas 28:1495-505. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi The free true perforator flap
    Tetsuji Yabe
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ishikiri Seiki Hospital, Higashi Osaka City, Osaka 579 8026, Japan
    J Reconstr Microsurg 23:329-33. 2007
    ..Two cases of reconstruction with free true perforator flaps in the hand and forearm region are reported. This is the first report of free true perforator flaps...
  48. ncbi Innominate artery aneurysm: axial reconstruction via a cervical approach
    Thomas J Takach
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Carolinas Heart Institute, Carolinas Health Care System, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    J Vasc Surg 46:1267-9. 2007
    ..A subsequent staged revascularization of the upper extremity was successfully accomplished with a brachial to radial artery bypass and ulnar artery transposition.
  49. ncbi ICVTS on-line discussion A re: Arm temperature distribution in thermographic pictures after radial artery harvesting for coronary bypass operation
    Hussein Rayatzadeh
    Shariati Hospital, Tehran 14114, Iran
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:602. 2007
  50. ncbi ICVTS on-line discussion B Radial artery harvest preserves forearm blood flow
    Alistair G Royse
    The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:602. 2007
  51. ncbi Arm temperature distribution in thermographic pictures after radial artery harvesting for coronary bypass operation
    Łukasz Jaworski
    Department of Cardiosurgery, Medical University of Gdansk, ul Debinki 7, 80 211 Gdansk, Poland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:598-602. 2007
    ..05). Before the surgery a significant increase in temperature over the ulnar artery was observed after the handgrip test. There were no clinical symptoms of acute or subacute hand ischemia...
  52. ncbi Three-digit Allen's test
    Mohammed Asif
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:686-7. 2007
    ..We describe a modification of Allen's test based on the anatomy of the radial artery branches that could potentially decrease the number of false negative tests...
  53. ncbi Microsurgical nonmicrovascular flaps in forearm and hand reconstruction
    Alexandru V Georgescu
    Clinic of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery, University of Medicine Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj Napoca, Romania
    Microsurgery 27:384-94. 2007
    ..The main advantages of these flaps could be summarized as: no microsurgical sutures, no main vascular pedicles sacrifice, same surgical field, shorter hospitalization time...
  54. ncbi A complex variation in the superficial palmar arch
    Z M Bataineh
    Department of Human and Clinical Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, Jordan
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 65:406-9. 2006
    ..of the palmar type, terminating in the hand as the princeps pollicis and radialis indicis arteries; b) the ulnar artery giving only two common palmar digital arteries; c) the second digital palmar artery without division into two ..
  55. ncbi Noniatrogenic aneurysm of the distal radial artery: a case report
    Arezou Yaghoubian
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center and West Los Angeles Veterans Affair Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 20:784-6. 2006
    ..Arteriography showed an occluded ulnar artery, a tortuous superficial palmar arch and absent deep palmar arch, and multiple small vessels that arose from the ..
  56. ncbi Arterialization of the venous system of the hand
    Gabriel M Kind
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Microsurgery, Davies Campus of California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif 94114, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 118:421-8. 2006
    ..Arterialization of the venous system of the hand is a straightforward surgical procedure that provides arterial blood to the distal soft tissues of an ischemic hand...
  57. ncbi Anatomic study of distally based pedicle compound flaps with nutrient vessels of the cutaneous nerves and superficial veins of the forearm
    Fa Hui Zhang
    Clinical Anatomic Center, Fuzhou General Hospital of PLA Nanjing District, Fuzhou, Fujian, China
    Microsurgery 26:373-85. 2006
    ..branches of the radial artery; 2) the anterior-medialis vascular plexus from cutaneous branches of the ulnar artery; 3) the dorso-lateral vascular plexus from radial osteal and cutaneous branches; 4) the dorso-medialis vascular ..
  58. ncbi Arterial blood supply of the extensor apparatus of the long fingers
    Epaminondas Kostopoulos
    Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, University Hospital of Bordeaux, France
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:2310-8; discussion 2319. 2006
    ..The extensor apparatus vascularization is less studied compared with flexor tendons. The aim of the present anatomical work was to study it in a more systematic way and find clinical applications...
  59. ncbi A morphometric study on the superficial palmar arch of the hand
    O Bilge
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Ege University, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
    Surg Radiol Anat 28:343-50. 2006
    ..Most cases were found at the complete AI group (17 hands). Comparison of the arterial diameters showed the ulnar artery was the dominant vessel of the palm...
  60. doi Combined thenar and hypothenar hammer syndromes: case report and review of the literature
    Robert A McCready
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Methodist Hospital, Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Vasc Surg 48:741-4. 2008
    ..Hypothenar hammer syndrome with involvement of the ulnar artery is much more frequently encountered than thenar hammer syndrome, which is caused by damage to the radial artery...
  61. ncbi Vascular anatomy of the palmar surfaces of the distal radius and ulna: its relevance to pedicled bone grafts at the distal palmar forearm
    M Haerle
    Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, Burn Centre, University of Tubingen, Germany
    J Hand Surg Br 28:131-6. 2003
    ..If a longer pedicle is required, the bone graft can be pedicled on the anterior branch of the anterior interosseous artery with retrograde flow occurring from the palmar carpal arch...
  62. ncbi [The ulnar artery or the radial artery can be used alternatively in the free underarm flap]
    P Dost

    Laryngorhinootologie 80:152-5. 2001
    ..Lovie and coworkers published the possibility to elevate this flap with the ulnar artery in 1984...
  63. ncbi The middle collateral artery: anatomic basis for the "extreme" lateral arm flap
    V Casoli
    Laboratoire d Anatomie Médico Chirurgicale Appliquée, faculté de médecine Victor Pachon, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, 146, rue Leo Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France
    Surg Radiol Anat 26:172-7. 2004
    ..This circle represents the unique vascularization source of the reverse "extreme" lateral arm flap...
  64. ncbi The reverse radial forearm flap in the severely injured hand: an anatomical and clinical study
    S Cavanagh
    National University of Singapore
    J Hand Surg Br 17:501-3. 1992
    ..Two clinical cases are outlined for illustration...
  65. ncbi Effect of radial artery harvest on collateral forearm blood flow and digital perfusion
    Richard F Brodman
    Department of Cardiothorcic Surgery, Joan and Sanford I Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:512-6. 2002
    ..Changes describing digital and forearm circulation after radial artery harvest have been reported infrequently...
  66. ncbi Arterial reconstruction in the ischemic hand and wrist: effects on microvascular physiology and health-related quality of life
    L A Koman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1070, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 23:773-82. 1998
    ..Although cold sensitivity was unchanged, symptoms decreased and upper extremity function and health-related quality of life improved after successful proximal reconstruction in patients with 2-level arterial occlusion...
  67. ncbi Collateral arterial pathways in the forearm
    M Haerle
    Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, Burn Center, BG Trauma Center, University of Tuebingen, 72076 Schnarrenberg 95, Germany
    Surg Radiol Anat 26:208-11. 2004
    ..Therefore, it seems sensible to preserve the communication between the anterior interosseous and the radial arteries through the palmar carpal arch, raising the radial artery for surgery...
  68. ncbi Secondary delayed venous ischemia in flow-through radial forearm free flaps: a novel treatment technique
    Abdulkadir Bacakoglu
    Dokuz Eylul University, School of Medicine, Division of Hand Surgery, Izmir, Turkey
    Plast Reconstr Surg 110:552-7; discussion 558-9. 2002
  69. ncbi Palmar arch backflow following radial forearm free flap harvest
    C J Kerawala
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Surrey GU2 7XX, Guildford, UK
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 41:157-60. 2003
    Most surgeons advocate an Allen test (for occlusion of the radial or ulnar artery) and Doppler ultrasound examination before harvesting a forearm flap...
  70. ncbi [Periarterial sympathectomy of the radial and ulnar arteries in Raynaud's phenomenon--a preliminary study]
    B Balogh
    Abteilung für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, KH Lainz der Stadt Wien, Vienna, Austria
    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 34:374-80. 2002
    ..Assessment of the post-operative results of peripheral sympathectomy in Raynaud's phenomenon...
  71. ncbi Bilateral radial artery pseudoaneurysms associated with bilateral ulnar artery atresia: a case report
    R X Murphy
    Departments of Surgery, Radiology, and Pathology, Division of Hand Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA 18103, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 25:565-70. 2000
    ..Hypoplasia of the ulnar artery is even more rare...
  72. ncbi The superficial ulnar artery originating from the left brachial artery
    Petra Simic
    Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Salata 11, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
    Ital J Anat Embryol 109:13-8. 2004
    An anomalous superficial ulnar artery was found in the left arm of a 60-year-old man during anatomical dissection. It originated from the brachial artery approximately 6 cm distally to profound brachial artery...
  73. ncbi Evaluation of the ulnopalmar arterial arches with pulse oximetry and plethysmography: comparison with the Allen's test in 1010 patients
    Gerald R Barbeau
    Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Universite Laval, Departement de Cardiologie, Hopital Laval, Ste Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Am Heart J 147:489-93. 2004
    ..This qualitative test measures the time needed for maximal palmar blush after release of the ulnar artery compression with occlusive pressure of the radial artery...
  74. ncbi Comparison of ulnar and radial arterial blood-flow at the wrist
    A M Tonks
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    J Hand Surg Br 20:240-2. 1995
    Historical descriptions of the ulnar artery as the dominant vessel to the hand appear to be inconsistent with clinical experience...
  75. ncbi Does radial artery harvesting cause any changes in the forehand circulation during the postoperative period? An angiographic study
    Denyan Mansuroglu
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 4:149-52. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate angiographic changes in the ulnar and interosseous arteries, and the collateral circulation of forehand after harvesting radial artery...
  76. pmc Superficial palmar arch: an arterial diameter study
    Valéria Paula Sassoli Fazan
    Department of Surgery and Anatomy, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Anat 204:307-11. 2004
    ..Comparison of vessel diameters revealed the radial artery to be significantly larger than the ulnar artery but the ulnar artery to be larger than the superficial branch of the radial artery...
  77. ncbi Oxygen pressure measurement during grip exercise reveals exercise intolerance after radial harvest
    Susumu Manabe
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:2066-70. 2004
    ..For ascertaining predictive values, we verified ulnar flow reserve measured by Doppler ultrasonography before the harvest of radial artery...
  78. ncbi Involvement of peripheral arteries in giant cell arteritis: a color Doppler sonography study
    W A Schmidt
    Medical Center for Rheumatology Berlin Buch, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 20:309-18. 2002
    ..To investigate the involvement of arteries other than the temporal arteries in active giant cell arteritis using color Doppler sonography...
  79. ncbi [Clinical application of free peroneal perforator-based sural neurofasciocutaneous flap]
    Peihua Cai
    Department of Orthopaedics, Shanghai Sixth People s Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, 200233, P R China
    Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 22:724-7. 2008
    ..To investigate the operative techniques and clinical results of repairing the soft tissue defects of forearm and hand with free peroneal perforator-based sural neurofasciocutaneous flap...
  80. ncbi Free peroneal perforator-based sural neurofasciocutaneous flaps for reconstruction of hand and forearm
    Pei hua Cai
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sixth People s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 122:1621-4. 2009
    ..The objective of our work was to investigate the operative technique and clinical results of repairing the soft tissue defects of hand and forearm with free peroneal perforator-based sural neurofasciocutaneous flap...
  81. ncbi Practical anatomy of the carpal tunnel
    Mitchell B Rotman
    Orthopedic Center of St Louis, 10 Barnes West Ave, Suite 200, St Louis, MO 63141, USA
    Hand Clin 18:219-30. 2002
    ..Whereas the ulnar artery within Guyon's canal is frequently located radial to the hook of the hamate, injury to this structure has not ..
  82. ncbi Alternative approaches for regional ulnar nerve blockade: a cadaveric study
    N Lizamore
    Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Clin Anat 17:373-7. 2004
    ..approach is used, where the needle passes through or medial to the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon; however, the ulnar artery is at risk because the needle may accidentally penetrate it, causing profuse bleeding...
  83. ncbi The transverse radial artery forearm flap
    Hee Chang Ahn
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Plast Reconstr Surg 119:2153-60. 2007
    ..In an attempt to improve the versatility of the radial forearm flap, a new design was developed: the transverse radial artery forearm flap...
  84. ncbi Endoscopic radial artery harvesting: results of first 300 patients
    Mark W Connolly
    Section of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:502-5; discussion 506. 2002
    ....
  85. ncbi Hand perfusion with 99mTc-HSA in patients expecting to undergo coronary bypass surgery: elaboration of a new complex diagnostic protocol for the safe removal of a radial artery graft
    Ildiko Garai
    University of Debrecen, Hungary
    Nucl Med Commun 27:501-6. 2006
    ..The postoperative examination of our patients' hand function and circulation proved that beside the transient neurological complications chronic hand circulatory disorders may arise...
  86. pmc Ulnar Nerve Compression at Guyon's Canal by an Arteriovenous Malformation
    Sung Soo Kim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Neurosurg Soc 45:57-9. 2009
    ..However, ulnar nerve compression at Guyon's canal by vascular lesion is rare. Ulnar artery aneurysm, tortous ulnar artery, hemangioma, and thrombosis have been reported in the literature as vascular ..
  87. doi Evaluation of indirect blood pressure monitoring in awake and anesthetized red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis): effects of cuff size, cuff placement, and monitoring equipment
    Ashley M Zehnder
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Anaesth Analg 36:464-79. 2009
    ..To compare Doppler and oscillometric methods of indirect arterial blood pressure (IBP) with direct arterial measurements in anesthetized and awake red-tailed hawks...
  88. doi [Results of primary repair of injuries to the median and ulnar nerves at the wrist]
    A Kilinc
    Urgences Mains de L Est Parisien, Clinique La Francilienne, 77340 Pontault Combault, France
    Chir Main 28:87-92. 2009
    ..Wounds on the palmar side of the wrist affecting the median or ulnar nerves are responsible for motor and sensory sequelae, severe pain and cold intolerance...
  89. doi Acute vascular injury associated with fracture of the distal radius: a report of 6 cases
    Pieter Bas De Witte
    Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 22:611-4. 2008
    ..To highlight the potential for vascular injury with fracture of the distal radius...
  90. pmc Feasibility and utility of transradial cerebral angiography: experience during the learning period
    Ji Hyung Kim
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Konyang University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
    Korean J Radiol 7:7-13. 2006
    ..We wanted to present our experiences for performing transradial cerebral angiography during the learning period, and we also wanted to demonstrate this procedure's technical feasibility and utility in various clinical situations...
  91. ncbi Revision using distal inflow: a novel approach to dialysis-associated steal syndrome
    David J Minion
    University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 19:625-8. 2005
    ..arteriovenous fistula and DASS underwent RUDI as described above using either the proximal radial or ulnar artery as inflow and vein as conduit...
  92. ncbi Ultrasound examination of peripheral nerves in the forearm
    Colin J L McCartney
    Department of Anesthesia, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:434-9. 2007
    ....
  93. doi Agreement between direct and indirect blood pressure measurements obtained from anesthetized Hispaniolan Amazon parrots
    Mark J Acierno
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 233:1587-90. 2008
    ..To determine the level of agreement between direct and indirect blood pressure measurements obtained from healthy Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) anesthetized with isoflurane...
  94. ncbi Bilateral hand transplantation: six years after the first case
    P Petruzzo
    Department of Surgery, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Am J Transplant 6:1718-24. 2006
    ..presented hyperglycemia and serum sickness while the second recipient suffered a thrombosis of the right ulnar artery and an osteomyelitis of left ulna. All the complications were successfully treated...
  95. ncbi Intramuscular thrombosed arteriovenous hemangioma of the upper right arm mimicking a neuroma of the ulnar nerve: case report
    Massimiliano Pulidori
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Neurosurgery 54:770-1; discusion 771-2. 2004
    ..We present the case of an elderly woman with an intramuscular thrombosed AH on the volar side of the upper right arm. Owing to the close proximity of the ulnar nerve, this lesion was initially identified as a neuroma...
  96. pmc Pseudoaneurysm of ulnar artery after endoscopic carpal tunnel release
    Sung Joo Ryu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
    J Korean Neurosurg Soc 48:380-2. 2010
    The authors present an extremely rare case of a pseudoaneurysm of the ulnar artery as a complication of a two-portal endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR)...
  97. ncbi The posterior interosseous artery in the distal part of the forearm. Is the term "recurrent branch of the anterior interosseous artery" justified?
    Martin G Hubmer
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Plast Surg 57:638-44. 2004
    ..different forms and types of the "distal" anastomosis and the connections to the dorsal carpal arch and the ulnar artery. A distal anastomosis between the AIA and AIP was found in 65 of the 66 upper extremities...
  98. ncbi Vascular changes of the hand in professional baseball players with emphasis on digital ischemia in catchers
    T Adam Ginn
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Extremity Laboratory, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, 4th Floor, Watlington Hall, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:1464-9. 2005
    ..In contrast to previous investigators, we documented the presence of abnormalities in younger, asymptomatic individuals...
  99. ncbi The snuffbox technique: a reliable color Doppler method to assess hand circulation
    Kazuhiro Kochi
    First Department of Surgery, Hiroshima University, School of Medicine, Hiroshima, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:821-5. 2003
    ..We therefore introduced the snuffbox technique, measuring the radial artery at the anatomic snuffbox, which is the most distal area after harvesting. Color Doppler methods were compared with the stump pressure as a criterion standard...
  100. ncbi Flow interruption of the distal radial artery: treatment for finger ischemia in a matured radiocephalic AVF
    G A Miller
    American Access Care of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York 11215, USA
    J Vasc Access 9:58-63. 2008
    ..To establish an effective approach for diagnosis and treatment of hand ischemia in matured radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulae (AVF)...
  101. ncbi Use of the radial artery for hemodialysis access
    Lawrence J Goldstein
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco, East Bay, Oakland 94602, USA
    Arch Surg 138:1130-4. 2003
    ..Under limited conditions, use of the radial artery (RA) for hemodialysis access in patients with end-stage renal disease is safe and effective...

Research Grants16

  1. Clinical Utility of Endothelial Function in PAD
    Joseph Vita; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This work will provide novel information about the pathogenesis and management of PAD. ..
  2. Determinants of Shear Stress-Mediated Arterial Remodeling
    Joseph Vita; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..data show that removal of the radial artery for use as a bypass conduit produces a marked increase in ulnar artery flow as it accommodates the required supply of blood to the hand...
  3. Boston University Medical Center Leadership Program in Vascular Medicine
    Joseph Vita; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..End of Abstract) ..
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing by Human Endothelial Cells
    James Stone; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..3) Identify and characterize additional protein modifications stimulated by low concentrations of H202, and use this information to establish signaling pathways for sensing H202 in human endothelial cells. ..
  5. Determinants of Shear Stress-Mediated Arterial Remodeling
    Joseph Vita; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..data show that removal of the radial artery for use as a bypass conduit produces a marked increase in ulnar artery flow as it accommodates the required supply of blood to the hand...