Inferior epigastric artery

The inferior epigastric artery arises from the external iliac artery and is an important artery supplying the anterior abdominal wall. If a superficial inferior epigastric artery is present, as seen in about two-thirds of cases, then the inferior epigastric artery is referred to as the deep inferior epigastric artery.

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 45184
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Inferior epigastric arteries
  • deep inferior epigastric artery

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: anterior thorax and abdominal wall arterial supply (Gray's illustration)
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