Weak Radial Artery Pulse : An unusual congenital cause

Poothirikovil Venugopalan, Puthuval Sivakumar, Robert G. Ardley, Crispian Oates


We present an 11year-old boy with a weak right radial pulse, and describe the successful application of vascular ultrasound to identify the ulnar artery dominance and a thin right radial artery with below normal Doppler flow velocity that could explain the discrepancy. The implications of identifying this anomaly are discussed.


Arterial anomalies; Pulse, radial; Congenital; Embryology; Ultrasonography; Catheterization; Case Report; UK

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