Superior vesical artery
|Artery: Superior vesical artery|
Male internal iliac artery and some of its branches. Superior vesical labeled at left.
|Latin||arteriae vesicales superiores|
|Supplies||Urinary bladder, ureter|
|Source||umbilical artery, or anterior trunk of internal iliac artery|
|Vein||Vesical venous plexus|
The superior vesical artery supplies numerous branches to the upper part of the bladder.
The middle vesical artery, usually a branch of the superior vesical artery, is distributed to the fundus of the bladder and the seminal vesicles. This artery is not usually described in modern anatomy textbooks. Instead, it is described that the superior vesical artery may exist as multiple vessels that arise from a common origin.
Other branches supply the ureter.
- Superior+vesical+artery at eMedicine Dictionary
- pelvis at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (pelvicarteries)