Transverse branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery

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Artery: Transverse branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery
Circumflex femoral arteries.png
The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches - right thigh, seen from front (circumflex femoral arteries labeled)
Latin Ramus transversus arteriae circumflexae femoris lateralis
Gray's p.630
Source Lateral circumflex femoral artery

The transverse branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery is a small artery in the thigh. It is the smallest branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery and passes lateralward over the vastus intermedius, pierces the vastus lateralis, and winds around the femur, just below the greater trochanter, anastomosing on the back of the thigh with the medial femoral circumflex artery, the inferior gluteal artery, and the perforating arteries of the profunda femoris artery.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.