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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 17*: Figure 7

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Pelvic arteries in males. The rectum and bladder are pulled aside.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

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Pelvic arteries in males.

a) Four lumbar vertebrae.
b) Promontorium, pelvic.
c) Os coccyx.
d) Internal arcuate line (boundary between greater and true pelvis).
e) Urinary bladder.
f) Vas deferens.
g) Seminal vesicle.
h) Right ureter.
i) Internal inguinal anulus.
k) m. Rectus abdominis.
l) Arcuate line of the sheath of m. rectus abdominis (s. linea semicirculais Douglasii). The lower half of m. rectus abdominis which is only covered by peritoneum.
m) Fascia transversa. The abdominal muscles are seen in overview.
n) Iliac fascia, the internal iliac and psoas major muscles are seen in overview.
o) Obturator canal, through which the obturator nerve, artery and vein pass.
p) Pelvic fascia, through which the m. obturator internus can be seen.
q) Arcus tendineus of pelvic fascia.
r) Pelvic fascia, with overview of levator ani and coccygeus muscles are seen.
s) m. piriformis.
t) Sacral plexus (s. sciatic).
u) Rectum.
v) Lacunar ligament (s. ligamentum Gimbernati).

  1. right common iliac vein.
  2. external iliac artery.
  3. external iliac vein.
  4. inferior epigastric artery, escorted by two veins.
  5. testicular artery, from the aorta.
  6. internal iliac artery (s. hypogastrica).
  7. internal iliac vein.
  8. superior gluteal artery.
  9. superior vesical artery, in two branches.
  10. umbilical artery, following obliteration it is known as the lateral umbilical ligament. It is divided.
  11. obturator artery.
  12. inferior vesical artery.
  13. middle rectal artery.
  14. inferior rectal artery (from inferior mesenteric artery).
  15. internal pudendal artery (s. common pudendal).
  16. inferior gluteal artery.
  17. lateral sacral arteries (superior and inferior branches).
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