superficial circumflex iliac artery

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su·per·fi·cial cir·cum·flex il·i·ac ar·ter·y

[TA]
cutaneous artery that pierces the fascia lata just inferior to the inguinal ligament and then runs along it to the iliac crest. origin, femoral; distribution, inguinal lymph nodes and integument of that region; sartorius and tensor fasciae latae muscles; anastomoses, deep circumflex iliac.

su·per·fi·cial cir·cum·flex il·i·ac ar·te·ry

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl sĭr'kŭm-fleks il'ē-ak ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, femoral; distribution, inguinal lymph nodes and integument of that region; sartorius and tensor fasciae latae muscles; anastomoses, deep circumflex iliac.
Synonym(s): arteria circumflexa iliaca superficialis.
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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.

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