Inferior epigastric artery

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 07 Sep 2020

The inferior epigastric artery arises from the external iliac artery and is an important artery supplying the anterior abdominal wall. If a superficial inferior epigastric artery is present, as seen in about two-thirds of cases, then the inferior epigastric artery is referred to as the deep inferior epigastric artery.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: anterior thorax and abdominal wall arterial supply (Gray's illustration)
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