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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Femoral Artery Branches Beyond the Inguinal Ligament

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System

Femoral Artery Branches Beyond the Inguinal Ligament

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally reviewed


Image of femoral artery branches beyond the inguinal ligament

Left: Trifurcation of femoral into 1) Deep femoral with lateral circumflex and quadricipital (muscular) branches. 2) Femoral (superficial). 3) Medial circumflex with Superficial epigastric (SC), External pudendal (H) and Medial circumflex arteries.

Right: The Femoral artery branches into 1) Superficial epigastric, 2)Lateral circumflex with a muscular, Quadriceps branch. 3) Deep femoral (Pr) with the Medial circumflex branch (CI), and 4) External pudendal artery.

from Dubreuil-Chambardel, 1925.

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