ANTERIOR DIVISION OF INTERNAL ILIAC ARTERY

 

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.

BRANCHES:

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

 

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