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
Source radial artery
Branches dorsal carpal arch
Identifiers
Latin ramus carpalis dorsalis arteriae radialis
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.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

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