Distinct intergender difference in the femoral artery ramification patterns found in the Turkish population: angiographic study.

Başar R., Sargon M. F., Cumhur M., Bayramoglu A., Demiryürek D.

Anatomical science international / Japanese Association of Anatomists, vol.77, no.4, pp.250-253, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Using 600 bilateral femoral angiographies (300 male lower extremities and 300 female lower extremities), we observed configurations of the femoral origins of the medial circumflex femoral artery (MCFA), lateral circumflex femoral artery (LCFA) and the deep femoral artery. The distinct intergender difference was found in the incidence of direct origin of the MCFA from the femoral artery (17.8% and 80.0% in male and female limbs, respectively). The LCFA also exhibited a marked difference between genders in the incidence of direct origin. The Turkish population seemed to be characterized by an intergender difference in specific somatic arterial morphology.