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Bilateral variant branching pattern of femoral artery – a case report and embryological review

Authors:Pooja Jain, Rohini Motwani
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(3): 3419-3421  |  PDF File  |  Category: General surgery


Femoral artery is frequently accessed by radiologists and surgeons. Anatomical knowledge of the variations of femoral artery and its branches is therefore required to minimize complications. We report a case of bilateral variations in the branching pattern of femoral artery during routine dissection of lower limbs of a middle aged male cadaver. These variations may be due to the divergence in the mode and proximo distal level of branching or aberrant vessels that connect with principal vessels, arcades or plexuses.