Deep circumflex iliac artery
Artery: Deep circumflex iliac artery The iliac veins. Latin arteria circumflexa ilium profunda Gray's subject #156 623 Source external iliac artery Vein Deep circumflex iliac vein
It ascends obliquely lateralward behind the inguinal ligament, contained in a fibrous sheath formed by the junction of the transversalis fascia and iliac fascia, to the anterior superior iliac spine, where it anastomoses with the ascending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex artery.
It then pierces the transversalis fascia and passes along the inner lip of the crest of the ilium to about its middle, where it perforates the transversus abdominis muscle, and runs backward between that muscle and the internal oblique, to anastomose with the iliolumbar artery and the superior gluteal artery.
Opposite the anterior superior spine of the ilium it gives off a large ascending branch, which ascends between the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles, supplying them, and anastomosing with the lumbar arteries and inferior epigastric artery.
This artery serves as the primary blood supply to the anterior iliac crest bone flap.
List of arteries of torso – abdomen (TA A12.2.12–15, GA 6.598) AAParietalAnteriorPosteriorvisceralterminal/
common iliacAnteriorvaginal branch ♀V/IVaccompanying of ischiadic nerve · crucial anastomosisPosteriorsee arteries of lower limbs
List of arteries of lower limbs / EIA (TA A12.2.16, GA 6.623) Inferior epigastric Deep circumflex iliacascending branch of deep circumflex iliac Femoral
(EIA after IL)
(FA after AH)Genicularno major branchesArches
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