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superficial circumflex iliac artery


Definition: cutaneous artery that pierces the fascia lata just inferior to the inguinal ligament and then runs along it to the iliac crest. origin, femoral; distribution, inguinal lymph nodes and integument of that region; sartorius and tensor fasciae latae muscles; anastomoses, deep circumflex iliac.

Synonym(s): arteria circumflexa iliaca superficialisTA

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