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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Origin of the Obturator Artery.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System

Origin of the Obturator Artery.

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Image of origin of the obturator artery

Study based on169 Bodies (61 females and 108 males). C.I.= common iliac artery, E.I.= external iliac artery, I.E.= inferior epigastric artery, I.G.= inferior gluteal artery, I.I.= internal iliac artery, O.= obturator artery, O.U.A .= obliterated umbilical artery, P.= pudendal artery, S.G.= superior gluteal artery. Numbers 1 through 7 correspond to the following listing: 1, from the anterior division of the internal iliac artery, 41%; 2, from the inferior epigastric artery, 19.5%; 3, from superior gluteal artery, 10%; 4, from inferiorgluteal -pudendal trunk, 10%; 5, from inferior gluteal artery, 4.7%; 6, from internal pudendal artery, 3.8%; 7, from external iliac artery, 1.1%.

redrawn from Braithwaite, J.L., 1952.

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