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Inferior epigastric artery

The inferior epigastric artery arises from the external iliac artery.

Gross anatomy

Variant anatomy

  • can arise beneath the inguinal ligament from the femoral artery or profunda femoris artery
  • can arise from a common trunk with the obturator artery arising off the external iliac artery
  • can be doubled
  • can rarely arise from the obturator artery

Related pathology

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