Superior vesical artery
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|Superior vesical artery|
Male internal iliac artery and some of its branches. Superior vesical labeled at left.
|Source||umbilical artery, or anterior trunk of internal iliac artery|
|Vein||Vesical venous plexus|
|Supplies||Urinary bladder, ureter|
|Latin||arteriae vesicales superiores|
|FMA||18839 70813, 18839|
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.