A combined anatomical variation of inferior epigastric vessels

Ercakmak B., FIRAT A., Beser C. G. , Bilgin S., Sargon M. F. , Basar R.

FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA, vol.71, no.4, pp.267-268, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-268


During the routine gross anatomical dissection of the right inguinal region of a 45-year-old male cadaver, a variation was observed both in the inferior epigastric artery and the inferior epigastric vein. In this case, the right inferior epigastric artery originated from the femoral artery 13 mm inferior to the inguinal ligament. Additionally, in this cadaver, the single right inferior epigastric vein drained into femoral vein 8 mm inferior to the inguinal ligament. The distal origin of the inferior epigastric artery from the femoral artery and the lower drainage of the single inferior epigastric vein to the femoral vein must be taken into consideration by surgeons. (Folia Morphol 2012; 71, 4: 267-268)