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The proximal variant registered was the posterior humeral circumflex artery, stemming from an abnormal site (see Figure 1).
If an entry point inferior to the teres minor muscle (through the quadrangular space) is used, other potential risks are contact with the axillary nerve and the posterior humeral circumflex artery.
The lateral branch gave (I) common humeral circumflex artery, which divided into anterior and posterior circumflex humeral arteries, the latter continued as the profunda brachii artery in the radial groove, along with the radial nerve (II).