Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
Case Report

Artéria ulnar superficial diagnosticada por ultrassom vascular: relato de caso

Superficial ulnar artery diagnosed by vascular ultrasound: case report

Mariana Jordão França; Luciana Akemi Takahashi; Graciliano José França; Luiz Fernando Tosi Ferreira

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Resumo

O maior ramo da divisão terminal da artéria braquial é a artéria ulnar, que se origina após a fossa cubital. Essa artéria usualmente tem trajeto profundo aos músculos do antebraço anterior e é responsável pela vascularização da musculatura superficial e profunda da região ulnar do antebraço e hipotênar da mão, sendo a principal responsável pela formação do arco palmar superficial após o retináculo dos flexores. Reportamos uma variação anatômica após diagnóstico com ultrassom vascular na qual a artéria ulnar situava-se em posição superficial no antebraço. A ocorrência da artéria ulnar superficial é rara, porém de grande importância para clínicos, cirurgiões e profissionais de enfermagem.

Palavras-chave

ultrassom Doppler, artéria ulnar, variação anatômica, relato de caso

Abstract

The largest branch of the terminal division of the brachial artery is the ulnar artery, which arises after the cubital fossa. This artery usually has a deep path in the muscles of the anterior forearm and is responsible for vascularization of the superficial and deep musculature on the ulnar side of the forearm and hypothenar area of the hand. We report an anatomical variant diagnosed by Doppler ultrasound in which the ulnar artery had a superficial position in the forearm. Occurrence of a superficial ulnar artery is rare, but it is an important fact for clinicians, surgeons, and nursing professionals.

Keywords

 Doppler ultrasound; ulnar artery; anatomical variation; case report

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Submitted date:
06/20/2023

Accepted date:
11/27/2023

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