perforating arteries

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per·fo·rat·ing ar·te·ries

(pĕr'fŏr-āt-ing ahr'tĕr-ēz)
Origin, arteria profunda femoris; distribution, as three or four vessels that pass through the aponeurosis of the adductor magnus to the posterior and anterior compartments of the thigh.
Synonym(s): arteriae perforantes [TA] .
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This is commonly referred to as the cruciate anastomosis, which is a collateralisation between the inferior gluteal (internal iliac), medial circumflex femoral, lateral circumflex femoral and the first perforating branch (profunda femorus).