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Published online: 2012-11-30
Submitted: 2012-07-02
Accepted: 2012-09-07
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A combined anatomical variation of inferior epigastric vessels

B. Ercakmak, A. Firat, C. Gunenc Beser, S. Bilgin, M.F. Sargon, R. Basar
Folia Morphol 2012;71(4):267-268.

open access

Vol 71, No 4 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-11-30
Submitted: 2012-07-02
Accepted: 2012-09-07

Abstract

During the routine anatomical dissection of a male cadaver, a variation was observed both in the inferior epigastric artery (IEA) and inferior epiastric vein (IEV). Although the origin of the IEA from the right femoral artery (FA) is common variation in this case, the right IEA originated from the RFA, 13 mm inferior to inguinal ligament. The artery didn’t course anterior to the femoral vein (FV) as described in the variations of this vessel; instead, coursed on the lateral side of the variant IEV. Additionally, in this cadaver, the single right IEV drained to RFV 8 mm inferior to inguinal ligament. Both the variant artery and vein passed posterior to spermatic cord and their course in the rectus sheath were normal in every aspect. Due to its clinical importance, this combined anatomical variation must be remembered by the surgeons.

Abstract

During the routine anatomical dissection of a male cadaver, a variation was observed both in the inferior epigastric artery (IEA) and inferior epiastric vein (IEV). Although the origin of the IEA from the right femoral artery (FA) is common variation in this case, the right IEA originated from the RFA, 13 mm inferior to inguinal ligament. The artery didn’t course anterior to the femoral vein (FV) as described in the variations of this vessel; instead, coursed on the lateral side of the variant IEV. Additionally, in this cadaver, the single right IEV drained to RFV 8 mm inferior to inguinal ligament. Both the variant artery and vein passed posterior to spermatic cord and their course in the rectus sheath were normal in every aspect. Due to its clinical importance, this combined anatomical variation must be remembered by the surgeons.

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Keywords

human cadaver; inferior epigastric artery; inferior epigastric vein; inguinal hernia; variation

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Title

A combined anatomical variation of inferior epigastric vessels

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 71, No 4 (2012)

Pages

267-268

Published online

2012-11-30

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2012;71(4):267-268.

Keywords

human cadaver
inferior epigastric artery
inferior epigastric vein
inguinal hernia
variation

Authors

B. Ercakmak
A. Firat
C. Gunenc Beser
S. Bilgin
M.F. Sargon
R. Basar

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