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Vol 65, No 3 (2006)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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An anatomical study of the origins of the medial circumflex femoral artery in the Turkish population

E. Tanyeli, M. Üzel, M. Yildirim, H.H. Çelik
Folia Morphol 2006;65(3):209-212.

open access

Vol 65, No 3 (2006)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2006-06-08
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The medial circumflex femoral artery (MCFA) usually branches from the deep femoral artery (DFA). It may also branch from the femoral artery (FA). In this study 100 inguinal regions of 50 cadavers were investigated. In 79 extremities (79%) MCFA branched from DFA, while in 15 (15%) it branched from FA. In four extremities (4%) MCFA was found to be double; in each case one of MCFAs branched from FA and the other from DFA. In one of these four cases the lateral circumflex femoral artery (LCFA) was also double. In one case we found a common trunk of DFA and MCFA and in another case a common trunk of MCFA, DFA and LCFA. Clinicians must be familiar with the variations of this clinically important artery to improve their success in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies in the region.

Abstract

The medial circumflex femoral artery (MCFA) usually branches from the deep femoral artery (DFA). It may also branch from the femoral artery (FA). In this study 100 inguinal regions of 50 cadavers were investigated. In 79 extremities (79%) MCFA branched from DFA, while in 15 (15%) it branched from FA. In four extremities (4%) MCFA was found to be double; in each case one of MCFAs branched from FA and the other from DFA. In one of these four cases the lateral circumflex femoral artery (LCFA) was also double. In one case we found a common trunk of DFA and MCFA and in another case a common trunk of MCFA, DFA and LCFA. Clinicians must be familiar with the variations of this clinically important artery to improve their success in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies in the region.
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Keywords

anatomy; variation; deep femoral artery

About this article
Title

An anatomical study of the origins of the medial circumflex femoral artery in the Turkish population

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 65, No 3 (2006)

Pages

209-212

Published online

2006-06-08

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2006;65(3):209-212.

Keywords

anatomy
variation
deep femoral artery

Authors

E. Tanyeli
M. Üzel
M. Yildirim
H.H. Çelik

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