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The femoral triangle (of Scarpa) is an anatomical region of the upper inner human thigh.
It is bounded by:
One mnemonic to remember the boundaries is "So I May Always Love Sally"
The femoral artery and vein are enveloped within the femoral sheath.
These structures are also within the femoral triangle:
Since the femoral triangle provides easy access to a major artery, coronary angioplasty is often performed by entering the femoral artery at the femoral triangle. In first aid, heavy bleeding in the leg can be stopped by applying pressure to points in the femoral triangle.
Several mnemonics have been created to remember the order of the nerve, artery, and vein in this triangle:
Mnemonic VAN may be rememberd from medial to lateral as Vein artery and Nerve instead of vagina, artery and nerve.
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