lateral circumflex femoral artery

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lat·er·al cir·cum·flex fem·o·ral ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, profunda femoris; distribution, hip joint, thigh muscles; anastomoses, medial circumflex femoral, inferior gluteal, superior gluteal.
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lat·er·al cir·cum·flex fem·o·ral ar·te·ry

(lat'ĕr-ăl sĕr'kŭm-fleks fem'ŏr-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, profunda femoris; distribution, hip joint, thigh muscles; anastomoses, medial circumflex femoral, inferior gluteal, superior gluteal.
Synonym(s): arteria circumflexa femoris lateralis, lateral circumflex artery of thigh, lateral femoral circumflex artery.
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The anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is supplied by the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery.
The operative team shifted to recipient site where a branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery usually the descending branch was isolated and prepared for micro anastomosis.
The 5-French catheter was then positioned within the right external iliac artery and an area of active arterial extravasation and pseudoaneurysm formation was noted to be originating from the subsegmental transverse branch of lateral circumflex femoral branch of the right profunda femoris artery (Figures 8 and 9).
Rath, "Unusual disposition of lateral circumflex femoral artery: anatomical description and clinical implications," World Journal of Clinical Cases, vol.
Descending and transverse branches of the lateral circumflex femoral artery are located below the greater trochanter as well and therefore cannot be damaged with the needle.
The structures with a high risk of being injured were the LFCN, located 1.42 [+ or -] 0.85 cm medial to the portal, the ascending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery (LCFA), located 5.44 [+ or -] 1.13 cm medial to the portal, and the femoral nerve 4.47 [+ or -] 1.03 cm medial to the portal (Table I).
Vastus lateralis muscle flap derives its robust blood supply from descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery with good length of pedicle free segmental muscle flap can be used for reconstruction of recalcitrant palatal defects,.
[1,2] Passing behind the inguinal ligament into the thigh it is split into anterior and posterior division by the lateral circumflex femoral artery.
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).
The vascularization of the femoral nerve in the dog is supplied by small vessels coming from the superficial iliac circumflex artery and the lateral circumflex femoral artery, both of them collaterals of the femoral artery.
In this layer, the lateral circumflex femoral vessels and their branches are encountered and must be protected or ligated.
In the transplant of the femoral diaphysis the deep femoral artery can be used, if the lateral circumflex femoral artery is protected.

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