Anatomy series (part 1)

There are a couple of series on this blog, but there isn’t one for anatomy….yet! For those interested in surgery, or if you are ever putting in an arterial line, this series may come in handy. The first “Anatomy series” post will feature the contents of the femoral triangle. To remember the order of the contents from lateral to medial, use the mnemonic NAVEL.

N = Nerve (i.e. femoral nerve)

A = Artery (i.e. femoral artery, contained in the femoral sheath with the femoral vein)

V = Vein (i.e. femoral vein, contained in the femoral sheath with the femoral artery)

E = Empty space

L = Lymphatics

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