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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 21: Figure 2

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Arteries on the inner surface of the right thigh and pelvis.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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Arteries on the inner surface of the right thigh and pelvis

a) Fourth lumbar vertebrae.
b) Fifth lumbar vertebrae.
c) Spinal and sacral canal.
d) Sacral bone.
e) Os coccyx.
f) Internal arcuate line (s. innonimate arcuate line).
g) Symphysis pubis (descending ramus of pubic bone).
h) Iliac crest.
i) Anterior superior iliac spine.
k) Sacrospinous ligament.
l) Rectum.
m) m. Iliacus internus.
n) m. Psoas major.
o) m. piriformis (passes through the greater sciatic notch).
p) m. Obturator internus.
q) m. Levator ani.
r) m. Sartorius.
s) m. Vastus medialis.
t) m. Rectus femoris.
u) m. adductor magnus.
v) m. Semimembranosus.
w) m. Semitendinosus
x) Tendon of m. garcilis.
y) m. Gastrocnemius, medial head.
z) m. Soleus.

  1. right common iliac artery.
  2. internal iliac artery (s. hypogastric artery).
  3. external iliac artery, femoral nerve (s. cruralis artery).
  4. iliolumbar artery.
  5. obturator artery (passes through the obturator foramen).
  6. lateral sacral arteries (with spinal branches).
  7. superior gluteal artery.
  8. inferior gluteal artery (s. ischiatica artery).
  9. common pudendal artery (s. internal pudendal artery).
  10. middle rectal artery.
  11. vesical artery.
  12. circumflex iliac artery.
  13. femoral artery (s. cruralis artery).
  14. deep femoral artery
  15. lateral circumflex femoral artery.
  16. First perforating artery, branch of profunda femoris artery, which pierces adductor muscles.
  17. Second perforating artery, branch of profunda femoris artery, which pierces adductor muscles.
  18. Third perforating artery, branch of profunda femoris artery, which pierces adductor muscles.
  19. Femoral artery in the canal between mm. adductor magnus and vastus medialis.
  20. articularis genu superficialis artery. (s. articularis genu suprema).
  21. popliteal artery.
  22. medial articularis genu inferior artery.

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