Wednesday, August 12 (2015); Equipment and Procedures
The femoral vein lies within the femoral triangle. The superior border of the triangle is formed by the inguinal ligament. The medial border is formed by the adductor longus, and the lateral border by the sartorius muscle. The apex is formed by the sartorius crossing the adductor longus muscle. The roof is composed of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, the cribriform fascia, and the fascia lata.The floor is formed of underlying adductor longus, adductor brevis, pectineus, and iliopsoas muscles. Lateral to the femoral vein is the femoral artery in a fibrous sheath. Medial to the femoral vein is the fatty lymphatic contents of the femoral sheath.