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Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 211–214 | Cite as

The arterial supply of the clavicle

  • F. W. Knudsen
  • M. Andersen
  • C. Krag
Original Articles

Summary

This report based on delineation of the arterial system with 3 component plastic material on 10 human cadavers describes the arterial supply to the clavicle. The study was performed in 2 parts. One part, which showed the total arterial supply to the clavicle and one part with selective injections of the relevant arteries, with the intention of finding a central nutrient arterial supply to the clavicle. Three arteries were found to supply the clavicle: the suprascapular a.; the thoracoacromial a.; and the internal thoracic (mammary) a. The main supply was primarily periosteal. No nutrient artery was found.

Key words

Arteries Clavicle Microsurgery Technology 

La vascularisation artérielle de la clavicule

Résumé

Ce travail, basé sur l'injection du système artériel avec 3 composants plastiques sur 10 cadavres humains, décrit la vascularisation artérielle de la clavicule. L'étude a été faite en 2 parties, la première montre la vascularisation artérielle dans son ensemble et la seconde comporte des injections sélectives des artères concernées, dans le but de rechercher un apport artériel central de la clavicule. Trois artères ont été mises en évidence: l'a. suprascapulaire; l'a. thoracoabdominale; l'a. thoracique interne. L'apport artériel principal est périosté. Aucune artère nourricière n'a été trouvée.

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. W. Knudsen
    • 1
  • M. Andersen
    • 1
  • C. Krag
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic Surgery, Gentofte HospitalUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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