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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2013, 23(3): 221-223 Back to browse issues page
A rare variation in course and distribution of dorsalis pedis artery: a case report
Shabnam Movassaghi1, Reyhaneh Najafee2, Zahra Samizadeh Liyafouee3, Zahra nadia Sharifi *4
1- Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran
2- Medical student, School of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran
3- Laboratory Sciences student, School of Paramedicine, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran , nadiasharifi@yahoo.com
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Background: The dorsalis pedis artery (DPA) is usually described as a continuation of the anterior tibial artery (ATA). It turns into the sole and participates in plantar arch formation at the base of the first interphalangeal space.
Case Presentation: After dissecting the lower limb of a 44 year old male cadaver, it was revealed that the dorsalis pedis artery is passing to the lateral of the foot. It had changed its direction to the medial of the foot as a arcuate artery.
Conclusion: Awareness of these variations is very important for specialist to prevent the artery from any damages in surgical techniques, such as ankle arthroscopy. On the other hand, attention to these variations is very essential in diagnosing of common iliac artery thrombosis.
Keywords: Dorsalis pedis arery, Variation, Arthroscopy
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Movassaghi S, Najafee R, Samizadeh Liyafouee Z, Sharifi Z N. A rare variation in course and distribution of dorsalis pedis artery: a case report. MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2013; 23 (3) :221-223
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Volume 23, Issue 3 (fall 2013) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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