vascular lacuna


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Related to vascular lacuna: lacuna vasorum retroinguinalis

vascular space of retroinguinal compartment

[TA]
the medial compartment beneath the inguinal ligament, for the passage of the femoral vessels; it is separated from the muscular lacuna by the iliopectineal arch.

vas·cu·lar la·cu·na

(vas'kyū-lăr lă-kū'nă)
The medial compartment beneath the inguinal ligament, for the passage of the femoral vessels; it is separated from the muscular lacuna by the iliopectineal arch.

lacuna

pl. lacunae [L.]
1. a small pit or hollow cavity.
2. a defect or gap, as in the field of vision (scotoma).

absorption lacuna
a pit or groove in developing bone that is undergoing resorption; frequently found to contain osteoclasts.
bone lacuna
a small cavity within the bone matrix, containing an osteocyte, and from which slender canaliculi radiate and penetrate the adjacent lamellae to anastomose with the canaliculi of neighboring lacunae, thus forming a system of cavities interconnected by minute canals.
cartilage lacuna
any of the small cavities within the cartilage matrix, containing a chondrocyte.
Howship's lacuna
the concave cavities which are formed by osteoclasts in the process of bone resorption.
osseous lacuna
bone lacuna (see above).
osteocytic lacuna
see bone lacuna (above).
urethral lacuna
numerous small depressions or pits in the mucous membrane of the urethra.
vascular lacuna
a breach in any membrane or other tissue which is navigated by blood vessels.