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Ascending Branch of Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery
Cardiovascular System

Ascending Branch of Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery

Ramus ascendens arteriae circumflexae iliacae profundae

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Quick Facts

Origin: Deep circumflex iliac artery.

Course: Ascends in the plane between the transversus abdominis and internal abdominal oblique muscles.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Muscles of the lower abdominal wall.

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Origin

The deep circumflex iliac artery extends posteriorly along the iliac crest. Approximately halfway along its course it gives off the ascending branch.

Course

The ascending branch travels between the transversus abdominis and internal abdominal oblique muscles. It anastomoses with branches of the inferior epigastric and the lumbar arteries, within the inferolateral region of the anterior abdominal wall.

Branches

The ascending branch gives off small muscular branches to the transversus abdominis and internal abdominis oblique muscles.

Supplied Structures

The ascending branch of the deep circumflex iliac artery contributes to the supply of the transversus abdominis and internal abdominal oblique muscles.

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