Variations of the axillary artery have been frequently observed during routine anatomy dissection classes. These variations of vascular system are of considerable significance for surgical and radiological procedures. Accurate knowledge of these variations is desirable as well as essential as they may be mistaken for veins that may lead to formation of gangrene and even loss of hand during surgical procedures. Reported here is one such case of A unilateral superficial brachial artery with a high origin of Profunda Brachii artery (PBA) as observed during routine dissection class of medical students at Rohilkhand Medical College, Bareilly, India. [Hasan S NJIRM 2015; 6(5):123-124]
Axillary artery, deep brachial artery, superficial brachial artery, median nerve variation.