femoral artery


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fem·o·ral ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, continuation of external iliac distal to the inguinal ligament; branches, external pudendal, superficial epigastric, superficial circumflex iliac, deep artery of thigh, descending genicular, terminating as the popliteal artery as it passes through the adductor hiatus to enter the popliteal space.
Synonym(s): arteria femoralis [TA]

femoral artery

n.
The main artery of the thigh, supplying blood to the groin and lower extremity.

fem·o·ral ar·te·ry

(fem'ŏr-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, continuation of external iliac, beginning at inguinal ligament; branches, external pudendal, superficial epigastric, superficial circumflex iliac, profunda femoris, descending genicular, terminating as the popliteal artery as it passes through the adductor hiatus to enter the popliteal space.
Synonym(s): arteria femoralis [TA] .

femoral artery

The main artery of the leg in the area between the groin and the back of the knee, where it divides into two and passes down to supply the lower leg. The femoral artery supplies all the muscles and other structures of the thigh with blood.

Femoral artery

An artery located in the groin area that is the most frequently accessed site for arterial puncture in angiography.
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Video 4: control femoral angiography showing occlusion of the common femoral artery just caudal to the puncture site.
All the chemicals/venoms/saline was injected in the peripheral segment of femoral artery as the proximal segment was connected with the Statham strain gage pressure transducer for the BP recording.
When inserted into the femoral artery of mice, holding the end of wire with hemostatic forceps, not with the hand directly, because of poor stability, also it is not easy to find when breaking off in the process of experiment.
There was significant difference in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and mean arterial pressures between the radial artery and femoral artery cannulation.
From the contralateral approach, the left common femoral artery was accessed and a 5-French sheath was placed.
Angiogram revealed a patent but enlarged right common femoral artery, a patent right profunda artery, and a patent and enlarged right superficial femoral artery (SFA) with a distal arteriovenous (AV) fistula connecting the superficial femoral artery to the femoral vein with venous flow upwards (Figure 3).
The patient was taken to the operating room for emergency embolectomy through the left femoral artery. A fibrin thrombus with inflammatory debris, which was dark-brown in color and soft in consistency, was removed from the left femoral artery.
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A right lower extremity angiogram was performed which revealed a lacerated right profunda femoris artery (deep femoral artery).
He found the cause of death to be stab wounds to the abdomen and right thigh with injuries to the right aorta and femoral artery.