We have already seen that the anterior peroneal artery may be of considerable size, and may take the place of the anterior tibial upon the dorsum of the foot; giving off the tarsal, metatarsal, dorsalis pollicis, and communicating branches. In such cases there is an arrest of development of the anterior tibial artery, so that its termination on the dorsum of the foot is exceedingly diminished in size, and anastomoses directly with the above variety of the anterior peroneal.

The End.