Superficial iliac circumflex artery

  • The superficial iliac circumflex artery (latin: arteria circumflexa ilium superficialis) is a small branch of the femoral artery.

    The superficial iliac circumflex artery pierces the fascia lata, runs parallel to the lower edge of the inguinal ligament to reach the superior anterior iliac spine.

    The superficial iliac circumflex artery supplies blood to the integument of the groin, the superficial fascia and superficial subinguinal lymph nodes.