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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 17*: Figure 8

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Pelvic arteries in women. The bladder, uterus, and rectum are drawn outwards.

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 women.

a) Fifth lumbar artery.
b) Promontorium, pelvic.
c) Os coccyx.
d) Internal arcuate line.
e) Bladder.
f) Round ligament of uterus.
g) Uterus.
h) Uterine tube (s. Fallopian tube).
i) Abdominal opening of uterine tube with fimbria.
k) Ovary.
l) Rectum.
m) m. Coccygeus.
n) m. Obturator internus.
o) Symphysis pubis.
p) m. Piriformis.
q) Sacral plexus (s. sciatic plexus).
r) m. Psoas major.
s) m. Internal iliac.
t) m. Transverses abdominis.

  1. abdominal aorta.
  2. inferior mesenteric artery.
  3. third lumbar artery.
  4. common iliac artery, left.
  5. common iliac artery, right.
  6. middle sacral artery.
  7. external iliac artery.
  8. circumflex iliac artery.
  9. inferior epigastric artery.
  10. pubic anastomotic ramus.
  11. internal iliac artery.
  12. iliolumbar artery.
  13. obturator artery.
  14. umbilical artery (obliterated).
  15. superior vesical artery.
  16. superior gluteal artery.
  17. lateral sacral artery, superior and inferior rami.
  18. uterine artery.
  19. internal pudendal artery.
  20. middle rectal artery.
  21. inferior gluteal artery (s. ischiatic artery).
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