Peroneal magnus artery

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The peroneal magnus artery or peronea arteria magna (PAM) is a congenital variant of the arterial supply of the leg, where both the anterior and posterior tibial arteries are hypoplastic and a large dominant peroneal artery supplies the whole leg and foot. It is seen in up to 5% of people 1,3.

Related pathology

It is of clinical significance 2 in plastic surgery when graft harvest is performed, which can lead to increased complications at the donor site. Foot ischaemia is possible following harvest surgery or with atherosclerotic disease or trauma that would otherwise to lead to ischaemia in the presence of normal 3 vessel runoff.

Lower limb anatomy
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Article information

rID: 45842
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Peronea arteria magna

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