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Lower Extremity

Arteries
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Lateral view of a schematic drawing showing the arterial circulation of the right foot.




Early phase of a lateral view of an angiogram of the foot.



Late phase of the foot angiogram showing the venous drainage of the foot.



 

 







 



Schematic drawing demonstrating the femoral artery and main branches. Note the perforating arteries, branches of the arteria profunda femoris



Angiography of the right femoral artery and main branches.



Late phase of the femoral arteriography showing the companion veins of the femoral artery and branches.

 

 



Schematic drawing of the popliteal artery and knee branches, including the genicular anastomotic



Anterior view of an angiogram of the popliteal artery and branches.



Lateral view of the popliteal artery, showing the main branches. Note that the circumflex fibular artery supplies a hypervascular lesion in the popliteal fossa

 

Veins



Schematic drawing showing the superficial venous system of the lower extremity.



Venogram of the superficial venous system of the lower extremity, well opacified because of obstruction of the deep venous system.


Schematic drawing of the deep venous system of the lower extremity.


Venogram of the deep venous system of the left lower extremity.

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The above images and legends have been borrowed with permission. Renan Uflacker. Atlas of Vascular Anatomy an Angiographic Approach: Second Edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins © 2007.  The new Atlas of Vascular Anatomy, edited by Dr. Renan Uflacker, details the vascular anatomy seen on angiographic images and in the new imaging modalities. The book presents the complete anatomy of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic system by body region. Full-color drawings are correlated with angiographic images to guide evaluation and management of vascular disease and performance of endovascular procedures.

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