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• 📘 “Essential Clinical Anatomy” by Keith L. Moore

• 📙 “Clinically Oriented Anatomy” by Keith L. Moore

• 📗 “Anatomy & Physiology for Dummies” by Maggie Norris and Donna Rae Siegfried

• 📕 “Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems” by Sharon L. Lewis

• 📔 “Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children” by Kathryn L. McCance and Sue E. Huether

• 📓 “Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice” edited by Peter Rosen et al.

Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery : How To Remember Easily ?

S – Superficial: The Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery is a superficial blood vessel located in the lower abdomen.

U – Under: It runs under the inguinal ligament, which is a band of connective tissue in the groin area.

P – Pudendal: It supplies blood to the pudendal region, including the external genitalia.

E – External: This artery is an external branch of the femoral artery.

R – Reinforces: It reinforces the blood supply to the lower abdominal wall and inguinal region.

F – Femoral: It arises from the femoral artery, a major blood vessel in the thigh.

I – Iliac: The artery courses along the iliac crest, which is the upper border of the hip bone.

C – Circumflex: It has a circumflex course, meaning it follows a curved or winding path.

I – Inguinal: It plays a role in the inguinal region, which is the area where the thigh meets the abdomen.

A – Artery: It’s an important artery that provides blood to the lower abdominal wall and surrounding structures.

L – Ligament: It travels under the inguinal ligament, which is a strong band of tissue.


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