Artery to the ductus deferens

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Artery: Artery to the ductus deferens
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The scrotum. The penis has been turned upward, and the anterior wall of the scrotum has been removed (artery to the ductus deferens labeled as Deferential artery at center right)
Latin Arteria ductus deferentis
Gray's p.615
Source Inferior vesical artery

The artery to the ductus deferens (deferential artery) is an artery in males that provides blood to the vas deferens.

Course[edit]

The artery usually arises from the inferior vesical artery, which in turn arises from the anterior branch of the internal iliac artery. It accompanies the vas deferens into the testis, where it anastomoses with the testicular artery. In this way it also supplies blood to the testis and epididymis.

A small branch supplies the ureter.

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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External links[edit]

  • Anatomy photo:36:07-0302 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Inguinal Region, Scrotum and Testes: Layers of the Spermatic Cord"