anastomotic branch

a·nas·to·mot·ic branch

[TA]
a blood vessel that interconnects two neighboring vessels. [anat. usage note The term should not be used to describe internerve communication in the nervous system, because there is no analogy between a vascular anastomosing branch and a connection between nerves or their subdivisions].
Synonym(s): ramus anastomoticus [TA]

a·nas·to·mot·ic branch

(ă-nas'tŏ-mot'ik branch) [TA]
A blood vessel that interconnects two neighboring vessels. usage note Not correctly applied to nerves.

a·nas·to·mot·ic branch

(ă-nas'tŏ-mot'ik branch) [TA]
A blood vessel that interconnects two neighboring vessels.
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Vascular Pedicle and Branches of Anastomotic Branch A shows a vascular pedicle (arrows) from a branch (br) from the inferior gluteal artery descends to supply the sciatic nerve (SN) (arrow head) of BF; biceps femoris, GM; gluteus maximus muscle.
The scrotal-septal fasciocutaneous flap is an axial island skin flap, whose vascular pedicle is composed of the anterior and posterior scrotal arteries and their anastomotic branch.
22 We did not encounter any anatomical variation of the anastomotic branch in our series; neither did we find any variation in the middle third of PIA.
At the elbow an anastomotic branch between brachial artery and superficial brachial artery becomes enlarged sufficiently to form with the distal portion of the latter, the radial artery, as a major artery of the forearm; the proximal portion of the superficial brachial artery atrophies correspondingly (11).