Lateral circumflex femoral artery
|Artery: Lateral circumflex femoral artery|
The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches - right thigh, anterior view. Circumflex femoral arteries labeled.
Circumpatellar anastomosis. (Descending branch of lateral femoral circumflex visible at upper left.)
|Latin||Arteria circumflexa femoris lateralis|
|Source||deep femoral artery|
The lateral circumflex femoral artery (lateral femoral circumflex artery, external circumflex artery) is an artery in the upper thigh.
The lateral femoral circumflex artery arises from the lateral side of the profunda femoris artery, passes horizontally between the divisions of the femoral nerve, and behind the sartorius and rectus femoris, and divides into ascending, transverse, and descending branches. The lateral femoral circumflex artery may occasionally arise directly from the femoral artery.
- Lateral_circumflex_femoral_artery at the Duke University Health System's Orthopedics program
- lateral+circumflex+femoral+artery at eMedicine Dictionary
- Anatomy figure: 12:04-01 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Arteries of the lower extremity shown in association with major landmarks."
- Cross section at UV pelvis/pelvis-e12-15
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