Variant origin of the profunda femoris artery
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
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The origin of the profunda femoris is normally located about 4.2 cm below the middle of the inguinal ligament 1. In this case, the right profunda originates 2.4 cm, the left 7.4 cm below.
- Prakash, Kumari J, Kumar bhardwaj A et-al. Variations in the origins of the profunda femoris, medial and lateral femoral circumflex arteries: a cadaver study in the Indian population. Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2010;51 (1): 167-70. - Pubmed citation