princeps pollicis artery

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prin·ceps pol·'li·cis artery

[TA]
origin, radial (deep palmar [arterial] arch); distribution, palmar surface and sides of thumb; anastomoses, arteries on dorsum of thumb.

prin·ceps pol·li·cis ar·te·ry

(prin'seps pol'i-sis ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, radial (deep palmar [arterial] arch); distribution, palmar surface and sides of thumb; anastomoses, arteries on dorsum of thumb.
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As it runs through the anatomic snuffbox, it enters the palm between the two heads of the first dorsal interosseous muscle and then between the heads of the adductor pollicis muscle dividing into the princeps pollicis artery and the deep palmar arch.
The princeps pollicis artery descends along the ulnar border of the first metacarpal and divides into two proper digital arteries that run along each side of the thumb.
Volar advancement flaps are effective in the thumb because of the dedicated dorsal blood supply from the princeps pollicis artery.