J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2015 Mar;57(3):219-220. 10.3340/jkns.2015.57.3.219.

Anatomic Variation of the Common Palmar Digital Nerves and Arteries

  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, Sichuan, China. fumaoyongmd@126.com


Variations in the course and distribution of common palmar digital nerves and arteries are rare. A classic common palmar digital nerves and arteries are defined as concomitant. During routine dissection classes to undergraduate medical students we observed formation of each common palmar digital nerve divided into 2 or 3 branches and formed a ring enclosing the corresponding common palmar digital artery. Knowledge of the anatomical variations of the common palmar digital nerves and arteries is crucial for safe and successful hand surgery.


Common palmar digital nerve; Common palmar digital artery; Anatomic variation

MeSH Terms

Anatomic Variation*
Students, Medical


  • Fig. 1 Course and distribution of the variation common palmar digital nerves and arteries. A, main trunk of the common palmar digital nerve; B, branches of the common palmar digital nerve; C, the common palmar digital artery.

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