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Variations of the arteries of the upper limb are frequent. Knowledge of these variants is crucial, not only from an anatomic stand point, but also clinically. We report a cadaveric case of proximal origin of both radial and ulnar arteries found during a routine dissection of and adult formalin fixed cadaver. The dis-section was carried out in the Department of Anatomy by the authors. Both arteries originated as terminal branches of the axillary artery. Radial artery fol-lowed a superficial path through the arm whereas the ulnar artery followed the path of the absent brachial artery. Anatomic and clinical implications of this variant are discussed in this paper.