Superior vesical artery

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Superior vesical artery
Internal iliac branches.PNG
Male internal iliac artery and some of its branches. Superior vesical labeled at left.
Details
Latin arteriae vesicales superiores
Supplies Urinary bladder, ureter
Source
umbilical artery, or anterior trunk of internal iliac artery
Vesical venous plexus
Identifiers
Gray's p.615
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12156526
TA A12.2.15.024
FMA FMA:70813
Anatomical terminology

The superior vesical artery supplies numerous branches to the upper part of the bladder.

Structure[edit]

Development[edit]

The first part of the superior vesical artery represents the terminal section of the previous portion of the umbilical artery (fetal hypogastric artery).

Variation[edit]

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.

Function[edit]

Other branches supply the ureter.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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