Dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery

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Dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery
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Arteries of the back of the forearm and hand.
Details
Latin ramus carpalis dorsalis arteriae radialis
Source
radial artery
Branches
dorsal carpal arch
Identifiers
Gray's p.594
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12689245
TA A12.2.09.032
FMA 22755
Anatomical terminology

The dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery (posterior radial carpal artery) is a small vessel which arises beneath the extensor tendons of the thumb; crossing the carpus transversely toward the medial border of the hand, it anastomoses with the dorsal carpal branch of the ulnar artery.

External links[edit]

  • Atlas image: hand_blood3 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Dorsum of the hand, deep dissection, posterior view"

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.