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Venous anatomy of the thumb and thenar area.

Authors
  • Nyström, A
  • Fridén, J
  • Lister, G D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery / Nordisk plastikkirurgisk forening [and] Nordisk klubb for handkirurgi
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Volume
26
Issue
2
Pages
155–160
Identifiers
PMID: 1411342
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The venous anatomy of the thumb and the thenar area, including the first web space, was studied after injection of a polymerizing plastic resin into the vascular tree of six fresh human cadaveric specimens. As in the previously described parts of the hand and fingers, certain anatomical features were consistently present in all examined specimens. The topography of the vessels is different from that of veins in other parts of the hand, and we conclude that this reflects differences in mechanical demands upon the soft tissues in various parts of the hand and the digits.

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