deep femoral artery


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deep ar·ter·y of thigh

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origin, femoral, in femoral triangle; branches, lateral circumflex femoral, medial circumflex femoral, terminating in three or four perforating arteries.

deep femoral artery

A branch of the femoral artery; it originates from the posterior side of the femoral artery and it runs in the posterior thigh. Its branches include the medial circumflex femoral and the lateral circumflex femoral arteries.
Synonym: profunda femoris artery See: aorta (Branches of aorta) for illus.
See also: artery
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Deep femoral artery with four variations: a case report.
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Can the deep femoral artery be used reliably as an inflow source for infrainguinal reconstruction?