Ascending branch of medial circumflex femoral artery

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Artery: Ascending branch of medial circumflex femoral artery
The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches - right thigh, anterior view. Circumflex femoral arteries labeled.
Latin ramus ascendens arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis
Gray's subject #157 630
Source medial circumflex femoral artery   
/ Elsevier

The ascending branch is distributed to the adductor muscles of the thigh, the gracilis muscle, and obturator externus muscle, and anastomoses with the obturator artery.

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