Arterial variations in the upper limb can occur at the level of the axillary, brachial, radial and ulnar arteries as well as the palmar arches. This is a report of bilateral, symmetrical high origin of the radial artery from the axillary artery. Knowledge of such variations is important in vascular and reconstructive surgery.
(Nig J Surg Res 2003; 5: 70 – 72)
Key words: High origin, radial artery, bilateral, symmetrical