Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery

The superficial circumflex iliac artery arises from the femoral artery near the origin of the superficial epigastric artery. It pierces the deep fascia of the thigh lateral to the saphenous opening and courses laterally toward the anterior superior iliac spine to supply the superficial fascia and skin. It is considered the smallest branch of the femoral artery that anastomoses with the deep circumflex iliac, lateral femoral circumflex iliac and superior gluteal arteries. The course of this vessel, an important structure in a groin flap, can best be localized by palpation of the anterior superior iliac spine and the pubic tubercle through the skin of the inguinal region [11].

Subclavian Artery

Anterior

Intercostal

Arteries

Subclavian Artery

Anterior

Intercostal

Arteries

Subcostal Artery

Ascending Branch of Deep Circumflex Artery

Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery Angiography

Internal Thoracic Artery

Superior Epigastric Artery

Rectus Abdominus (cut)

Superficial Epigastric Artery

Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery

Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery

Inferior Epigastric Artery

Subcostal Artery

Ascending Branch of Deep Circumflex Artery

Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery

Inferior Epigastric Artery

Internal Thoracic Artery

Superior Epigastric Artery

Rectus Abdominus (cut)

Superficial Epigastric Artery

Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery

Fig. 1.3. The diverse origin of the arterial supply to the abdomen

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  • annett faerber
    What artery does the deep circumflex artery arise from?
    8 years ago
  • Roma
    Where is illiac artery?
    7 years ago

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