|Gray's||subject #155 620|
The cruciate anastomosis is an anastomosis in the upper thigh of the inferior gluteal artery, the lateral and medial circumflex femoral arteries, and the first perforating artery of the profunda femoris artery.
The cruciate anastomosis is so-called because it resembles a cross. Its four components are:
- inferior gluteal artery
- lateral circumflex femoral artery
- medial circumflex femoral artery
- ascending branch of first perforating artery from profunda femoris
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Arteries of torso - abdomen
(superior vesical, to ductus deferens) – inferior vesical – middle rectal – uterine (azygos of the vagina) – vaginal – obturator (anterior branch, posterior branch) – internal pudendal (inferior rectal, perineal, artery of the urethral bulb, urethral, deep artery of the penis, dorsal artery of the penis) – inferior gluteal (accompanying of ischiadic nerve, crucial anastomosis)
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