cruciate anastomosis


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cru·ci·ate a·nas·to·mo·sis

, crucial anastomosis
a four-way anastomosis between branches of the first perforating branch of the deep femoral, inferior gluteal, and medial and lateral circumflex femoral arteries, located posterior to the upper part of the femur. Formerly described as common, investigations show it rarely occurs in the four-way "cross" pattern.
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cru·ci·ate a·nas·to·mo·sis

, crucial anastomosis (krū'shē-āt ă-nas'tŏ-mō'sis, krū'shăl)
A four-way anastomosis between branches of the first perforating branch of the deep femoral, inferior gluteal, and medial and lateral circumflex femoral arteries, located posterior to the upper part of the femur.
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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 cruciate anastomosis involves the inferior gluteal, medial femoral circumflex, lateral femoral circumflex and the first perforating branch of the profunda femoral arteries.
Since various types and sizes of catheters are available, this method can be tailored to the available vessels such as the cruciate anastomosis. While traditional bleeding techniques or the medical leech carries a significant risk of infection, the mechanical leech utilizes a cleaner surgical procedure.