ovarian artery

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o·var·i·an ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, aorta; distribution, ureter, ovary, ovarian ligament and uterine tube; anastomoses, uterine.
Synonym(s): arteria ovarica [TA]

o·var·i·an ar·te·ry

(ō-var'ē-ăn ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, aorta; distribution, ureter, ovary, ovarian ligament and uterine tube; anastomoses, uterine.
Synonym(s): arteria ovarica [TA] .

ovarian artery

In females, a branch of the abdominal aorta; it arises below the renal artery and it runs in the suspensory ligament of the ovary, supplying blood to the ovaries, their ligaments, the fallopian tubes, and the distal ureters. The ovarian artery anastomoses with the uterine artery.
See also: artery
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During resection of adnexa, for exampie, it is important that the ureter be identified in the retroperitoneum before the ovarian vessels are ligated.
When there is no significant pelvic disease and the distal ureter is healthy, injury to the proximal pelvic ureter during division of the ovarian vessels may be repaired via ureteroureterostomy.
Once the ovarian vessels have been isolated, the arteries must be separated from the veins.
DOPPLER shows abnormal position of ovarian vessels across the uterus.(7) MRI shows X shaped upper vagina in torsion uterus.(8)
our first step with robotic simple hysterectomy is to incise the pelvic peritoneum at the level of the pelvic brim to identify the ureters and the points at which they cross the ovarian vessels. We then coagulate and divide the infundibulopelvic ligament that contains the ovarian vessels.
"The ovarian vessels are not interrupted while the lower uterine segment is transected to preserve the fundus.
In a couple of cases, he noted, "they bumped off the ovaries--probably because the microspheres went all the way downstream and plugged up the ovarian vessels as well."
With oophorectomy either for breast cancer or because of a hereditary cancer syndrome such as BRCA mutation, it is important to ensure that the ovarian vessel pedicle is transected at least 2 cm from its insertion in the ovary.