popliteal artery

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pop·lit·e·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
continuation of femoral artery in the popliteal space, bifurcating (at the lower border of the popliteus muscle as it passes deep to the arcus tendineus of the soleus muscle) into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries; branches, lateral and medial superior genicular, middle genicular, lateral and medial inferior genicular, and sural arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria poplitea [TA]
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pop·lit·e·al ar·te·ry

(pop-lit'ē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Continuation of the femoral artery in the popliteal space, bifurcating (at the lower border of the popliteus muscle as it passes deep to the arcus tendineus of the soleus muscle) into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries; branches, lateral and medial superior genicular, middle genicular, lateral and medial inferior genicular, and sural arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria poplitea [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Abordaje de la arteria poplitea: Se realizo una incision en la superficie medial de la region genual, inicialmente paralela al femur, para luego ser curva y paralela a la tibia a nivel del margen caudal de la porcion craneal del musculo sartorio, cercano a la articulacion de la rodilla.
Cinco muestras presentaron manchas difusas de medio de contraste extravasado ("nube") en las zonas donde se realizo la ligadura de la arteria poplitea.

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