Anatomical evaluation of the dorsal ulnar artery


MALKOÇ İ., Karagoz H., Alp B. F., GÜNDOĞDU C., DİYARBAKIR S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.42, no.1, pp.167-171, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1011-1249
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-171
  • Keywords: Dorsal ulnar artery, surgical anatomy, flap, hand defects, FLAP, HAND, RECONSTRUCTION
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: To contribute to the literature about the anatomy of the dorsal ulnar artery and to clarify the anastomosis pattern between the descending branch of this artery and the vascular network of the hand. The distally pedicled dorsoulnar forearm flap can be a useful surgical flap for repairing hand and wrist defects. The vascular pedicle of this flap is the dorsal cutaneous branch of the ulnar artery (the dorsal ulnar artery). However, there is confusion about the anatomy of the vascular pedicle of this flap, since different findings have been reported in various anatomical studies.