Unusual Branches of Femoral Artery in the Femoral Triangle –A Case Report

Nayak, Satheesha B and Mishra, Snigdha and George, Bincy M and Cherian, Saju Binu and Shetty, Surekha D (2013) Unusual Branches of Femoral Artery in the Femoral Triangle –A Case Report. International Journal of Morphology , 31 (3). pp. 819-821.

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SUMMARY: Femoral artery is the major artery of the lower limb. It shows some variations in its branching pattern. One of the rare but clinically important variations is the origin of deep circumflex iliac and inferior epigastric arteries from it instead of from external iliac artery. We report here the origin of inferior epigastric and deep circumflex iliac arteries from the femoral artery bilaterally. Both the arteries passed up deep to the inguinal ligament and had a normal course and distribution after crossing the inguinal ligament.Knowledge of these variations is of importance in plastic surgery, anterior approach to the hip joint, draining psoas abscess or reducing a femoral hernia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Femoral artery; Deep circumflex iliac artery; Inferior epigastric artery; Femoral triangle; Anatomical variation
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2014 04:16
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2014 04:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138701

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