Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System
Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
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The authors found four types of arterial blood supply, which are shown in the illustration.
Type 1 (A)anastomosis between the ovarian and uterine arteries giving rise to arterial vessels, equally, to supply the ovary.
Type 2 (B)the ovarian and uterine arteries each directly supply the ovary and also anastomose with each other.
Type 3 (C)the primary source (sole source) of blood to the ovary is the uterine artery which has a small anastomotic branch with the ovarian artery.
Type 4 (D)the ovarian artery is the sole source of the blood supply to the ovary. It also supplies a small anastomotic branch which joins the uterine artery or the tubal branch of the uterine artery.
Types 1 and 2 were considered to occur with equal frequency and commonly, whereas types 3 and 4 were considered to be of rare occurrence.
redrawn from Mocquot, P. and C. Rouvillois, 1938.
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