Superficial external pudendal artery

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Superficial external pudendal artery
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The left femoral triangle. (Superficial external pudendal vessels labeled at upper left.)
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Scheme of the femoral artery. (Superficial external pudic labeled at upper right.)
Details
Latin arteria pudenda externa superficialis
Source
femoral artery
external pudendal vein
Identifiers
Gray's p.629
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12155609
TA A12.2.16.013
FMA 20738
Anatomical terminology

The superficial external pudendal artery (superficial external pudic artery) arises from the medial side of the femoral artery, close to the superficial epigastric artery and superficial iliac circumflex artery.

Course and target[edit]

After piercing the femoral sheath and fascia cribrosa, it courses medialward, across the spermatic cord (or round ligament in the female), to be distributed to the integument on the lower part of the abdomen, the penis and scrotum in the male, and the labium majus in the female, anastomosing with branches of the internal pudendal artery. it crosses superficial to the inguinal ligament

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