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.
Source umbilical artery, or anterior trunk of internal iliac artery
Vein Vesical venous plexus
Supplies Urinary bladder, ureter
Latin arteriae vesicales superiores
TA A12.2.15.024
FMA 18839 70813, 18839
Anatomical terminology

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



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


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.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)