ORIGIN: Internal iliac artery

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: Arises as terminal branch of the internal iliac artery at the upper part of the greater sciatic foramen, where it continues in the line of the internal iliac artery to reach the ischial spine and give off its branches to the lesser pelvis. It gives off branches before it divides into two terminal branches which are- inferior gluteal artery and internal pudendal artery.


  • Superior vesical artery
  • Inferior vesical artery
  • Middle rectal artery
  • Uterine artery
  • Vaginal artery
  • Obturator artery
  • Internal pudendal artery


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Blood supply to brain: 1 posterior cerebral a 2 basilar a 3 anterior inferior cerebellar a 4 posterior inferior cerebellar a 5 orbital artery  6 frontopolar a 7 callosomarginal a 8 pericallosal artery 9 parieto-occipital a 10 calcarine artery 11

1 anterior cerebral a  2 internal carotid a 3 ophthalmic a 4 anterolateral central branches of arterial circle of Willis 5 posterior cerebral a 6 basilar a 7 middle cerebral a  8 medial striate a 9 superior cerebellar a



Blood supply to brain- middle cerebral a: 1 Prerolandic a 2




DIGITAL LOCATOR OF MALE PELVIS: Layer 1 Skin of pelvis- anterior abdominal wall and perineum). Layer 2- Superficial aspect of pelvis.  Layer 3 - intermediate dissection of male pelvis. Layer  4 - deep dissection of male pelvisCommon iliac vessel is located at layer 4 of pelvis. Rollover mouse to label; click to display age. Click blinking end page to display common iliac artery page Roll over mouse to unlabel. Layer  4 of male pelvis




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