Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “EXTERNAL ARTERY“ to remember External Iliac Artery important facts
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External Iliac Artery- : How To Remember Easily ?
External Iliac Artery: This is the artery we’re focusing on.
X-Ray Visualization: It can be visualized using X-ray techniques when needed for medical procedures.
Typically Under the Inguinal Ligament: It passes under the inguinal ligament in the lower abdomen.
External to the Peritoneum: It’s located outside the peritoneal cavity.
Relatively Large: In comparison to some other arteries, it has a noticeable size.
Nutrient Blood Flow: It carries oxygenated blood to the lower limbs, providing nutrients.
Arises from Common Iliac Artery: It originates from the common iliac artery.
Located in the Pelvic Region: It’s situated in the pelvic area.
Access Point for Surgery: Surgeons may use it as an access point during certain procedures.
Runs Parallel to the Femoral Artery: It runs alongside the femoral artery as it descends into the thigh.
Terminal Branches in the Thigh: It eventually gives rise to branches that supply blood to the thigh muscles.
Exceptionally Important: Its function is crucial for lower limb circulation.
Region of the Iliac Crest: It’s found in the region of the iliac crest in the pelvis.
Yielding Pulsatile Flow: Like other arteries, it carries blood in a pulsatile manner due to cardiac contractions.
Mnemonic : EXTERNAL ARTERY