Acta Scientific ANATOMY

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 2

Different Contralateral Branching Patterns of the Deep Branches of the Femoral Artery in the Femoral Triangle: A Cadaveric Case Report

Zulu Mbawe1*, Mulenga Evans Jegede2 and Ayoola Isaac1

1Anatomy Unit, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, MCS School of Medicine. Copperbelt
2Anatomy Unit, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Eden University, Zambia

*Corresponding Author: Zulu Mbawe, Anatomy Unit, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, MCS School of Medicine. Copperbelt University, Zambia.

Received: February 2,2023; Published:February 20, 2023

Abstract

Objectives: Inguinotomy, endarterectomy and other surgical procedures that benefit from good knowledge of the anatomy of the femoral artery are common. Variation of deep branching patterns of the femoral artery with respect to sidedness, which may affect the success of pertinent procedures, was highlighted in the present case.

Methods: During routine anatomical dissection for undergraduate medical education, a cadaver with different contralateral branching patterns of the femoral artery was noted and documented.

Results: It was noted that the on the left side, the lateral circumflex femoral artery emerged from the lateral aspect of the femoral artery proximal to that of the profunda femoris artery. The profunda femoris artery emerged on the lateral aspect of the femoral artery. The medial circumflex femoral artery emerged from the medial side of the femoral artery at the level the profunda femoris artery emerged. On the right side, none of the circumflex femoral arteries were apparent. The profunda femoris artery emerged from the lateral side of the femoral artery and the two were of similar size.

Conclusion: Further investigations into the prevalence and distribution of the variation in the branching patterns of the femoral artery with sidedness have the potential of refining the description and classification of the variant.

Keywords: anatomical variations, sidedness, femoral artery, femoral triangle, deep branches

 

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Citation

Citation: Zulu Mbawe., et al. “Different Contralateral Branching Patterns of the Deep Branches of the Femoral Artery in the Femoral Triangle: A Cadaveric Case Report". Acta Scientific Anatomy 2.2 (2023): 18-21.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Zulu Mbawe., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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