Anatomy Atlases(tm) : A digital library of anatomy information

Home | About | FAQ | Reviews | Search

Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Arteries: Pelvis: Inferior Vesical Artery

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

Inferior Vesical Artery

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


The inferior vesical may arise in common with the middle rectal, or from a common trunk with the internal pudendal and superior gluteal or as a branch from the internal pudendal. It is usually a single branch.

Anastomoses between the inferior vesical and uterine arteries were found in 60-70% of subjects reported.

In the report of the Committee of Collective Investigation of the Anatomical Society of Great Britian and Ireland, Parsons and Keith reported on 58 observations of the inferior vesical artery. In 40 of the 58 cases (68.9%) it arose as a separate vessel from the hypogastric trunk (internal iliac); in 13 (22.4%) as a separate vessel from the anterior division; in 2 (3.5%) as a separate vessel from the internal iliac. In 3 cases (5.2%) the vessel arose in common with others, twice with the middle hæmorrhoidal (middle rectal), and once with the superior vesical; in the 2 former cases, however, there were 2 inferior vesical arteries, 1 of which came directly from the hypogastric trunk (internal iliac).

Image 243


References

Braithwaite, J.L. (1951) The arterial supply of the urinary bladder. J. Anat. 85:431P.

Braithwaite, J.L. (1952) The arterial supply of the male urinary bladder. Br. J. Urol. 24:61-71.

Clegg, E.J. (1955) The arterial supply of the human prostate and seminal vesicles. J. Anat. 89:209-216.

Curtis, A.H., Anson, B.J., Ashley, F.L. and T. Jones. (1942) The blood vessels of the female pelvis in relation to gynecological surgery. Surg., Gynecol. Obstet. 75:421-423.

Dubreuil-Chambardel, L. (1925) Traité des Variations du System Artériel Variations des Artères du Pelvis et du Membre Inferieur, Masson et Cie., Paris.

Gladykowska-Rzeczycka, J. and M. Mieszkowska. (1977) Vascular variation in the genito-urinary system. Folia Morphol., Warsaw. 36:113-116.

Gouazé, A., Odano, R. and G. Chantepie. (1957) Contribution a l'étude de la vascularsation artérielle de la vessie. Assoc. Anatomistes, Comptes Rendus. 44:331-340.

Lipshutz, B. (1918) A composite study of the hypogastric artery and its branches. Ann. Surg. 67:584-608.

Parsons, F.G. and A. Keith. (1897) Sixth annual report of the Committee of Collective Investigation of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1985-96. J. Anat. Physiol. 31:34-44.

Shehata, R. (1976) The arterial supply of the urinary bladder. Acta Anat. 96:128-134.

Section Top | Title Page


Home | About Us | FAQ | Reviews | Contact Us | Search

Anatomy Atlases is curated by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D.

Please send us comments by filling out our Comment Form.

All contents copyright © 1995-2017 the Author(s) and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. All rights reserved.

"Anatomy Atlases", the Anatomy Atlases logo, and "A digital library of anatomy information" are all Trademarks of Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

Anatomy Atlases is funded in whole by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted.

Your personal information remains confidential and is not sold, leased, or given to any third party be they reliable or not.

The information contained in Anatomy Atlases is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

URL: http://www.anatomyatlases.org/