superficial epigastric artery

(redirected from arteria epigastrica superficialis)

su·per·fi·cial ep·i·gas·tric ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, femoral; distribution, inguinal nodes and integument of lower abdomen; anastomoses, inferior epigastric, superficial circumflex iliac and external pudendal.

su·per·fi·cial ep·i·gas·tric ar·te·ry

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl ep'i-gas'trik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, femoral; distribution, inguinal nodes and integument of lower abdomen; anastomoses, inferior epigastric, superficial circumflex iliac, and external pudendal.
Synonym(s): arteria epigastrica superficialis.

superficial epigastric artery

A branch of the femoral artery; it supplies blood to the superficial fascia of the lower abdomen and the inguinal lymph nodes, and it anastomoses with the inferior epigastric artery.
See also: artery
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