lateral circumflex femoral artery


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lat·er·al cir·cum·flex fem·o·ral ar·ter·y

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origin, profunda femoris; distribution, hip joint, thigh muscles; anastomoses, medial circumflex femoral, inferior gluteal, superior gluteal.

lat·er·al cir·cum·flex fem·o·ral ar·te·ry

(lat'ĕr-ăl sĕr'kŭm-fleks fem'ŏr-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, profunda femoris; distribution, hip joint, thigh muscles; anastomoses, medial circumflex femoral, inferior gluteal, superior gluteal.
Synonym(s): arteria circumflexa femoris lateralis, lateral circumflex artery of thigh, lateral femoral circumflex artery.
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The anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is supplied by the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery. The design of the ALT flap is very straightforward.
Descending and transverse branches of the lateral circumflex femoral artery are located below the greater trochanter as well and therefore cannot be damaged with the needle.
Rath, "Unusual disposition of lateral circumflex femoral artery: anatomical description and clinical implications," World Journal of Clinical Cases, vol.
The structures with a high risk of being injured were the LFCN, located 1.42 [+ or -] 0.85 cm medial to the portal, the ascending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery (LCFA), located 5.44 [+ or -] 1.13 cm medial to the portal, and the femoral nerve 4.47 [+ or -] 1.03 cm medial to the portal (Table I).
Distally to the inguinal ligament, the femoral nerve divides into two branches: the anterior and the posterior division by the lateral circumflex femoral artery. [1,2]

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