inferior epigastric artery

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in·fe·ri·or ep·i·gas·tric ar·ter·y

origin, external iliac; branches, cremasteric, muscular and pubic; anastomoses, superior epigastric, obturator. With overlying peritoneum, forms lateral umbilical ligament and forms a basis for distinguishing types of inguinal herniae: direct hernias pass medial to the artery; indirect hernias pass laterally.
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inferior epigastric artery

A branch of the external iliac artery, just above the inguinal ligament; it runs upward and medially along the anterior abdominal wall medial to the internal inguinal ring. It then continues upward in the rectus sheath and eventually anastomoses with the superior epigastric artery, which is running downward in the sheath.
See also: artery
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This complex reconstruction, known as a deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (or DIEP flap..
The SCIA takes off from superficial femoral artery or from a common trunk with the superficial inferior epigastric artery and runs superolateral toward the anterior superior iliac spine.
Its branches are the deep circumflex femoral artery and the inferior epigastric artery.
The VRAM flap, based on the left deep inferior epigastric pedicle, was designed with a skin island of 11x10 cm and a muscular component of 16x9 cm (Figure 7).
Vascular injury--most commonly the inferior epigastric artery, spermatic vessels.
Tearing can occur in these superior and inferior epigastric vessels due to these severe dimensional changes (5).
Legend: EIA = External iliac artery; EIV = External iliac vein; ONVB = Obturator neurovascular bundle; SPR = Superior pubic ramus; IEV = Inferior epigastric vein; IEA = Inferior epigastric artery.
Methods: A fat flap based on the superficial inferior epigastric vascular pedicle was excised from rats and placed into a perfusion bioreactor.
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One such complication is puncture of the inferior epigastric artery which in the past has been reported to have led to catastrophic complications such as perforation, laceration, and dissection which lead to retroperitoneal hemorrhages [6].
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