obturator artery


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ob·tu·ra·tor ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, anterior division of internal iliac, with an accessory or replaced obturator artery arising from the inferior epegastric artery as often as 20% of the time; anastomoses, iliolumbar, inferior epigastric, medial circumflex femoral; distribution, ilium, pubis, obturator, and adductor muscles; branches, pubic, acetabular, anterior, and posterior.
Synonym(s): arteria obturatoria [TA]

obturator artery

an artery that supplies the adductor region of the thigh.

ob·tu·ra·tor ar·te·ry

(ob'tŭr-ā-tŏr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Anastomoses, iliolumbar, inferior epigastric, medial circumflex femoral; origin, anterior division of the internal iliac; distribution, ilium, pubis, obturator and adductor muscles; branches, pubic, acetabular, anterior, and posterior.
Synonym(s): arteria obturatoria [TA] .

obturator artery

A branch of the internal iliac artery; it runs along the inner wall of the pelvis and then leaves the pelvic cavity through the obturator canal. Its branches include the pubic artery.
See also: artery
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In the first instance, this occurred at the obturator foramen on emergence into the thigh, where the posterior division is framed by the branches of the obturator artery and vein, and is crossed by the anastomosing vein between the anterior and posterior branches of the obturator vein.
obturator hernia) of the posterior division of the obturator nerve could also entrap the obturator artery or its branches.
Out of 316 pelvises of formalin fixed adult cadavers studied it was observed that in one adult male cadaver in the department of Anatomy of Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi, the left obturator artery was arising from the posterior division of internal iliac artery.
1988) the inferior gluteal artery may form a common trunk with the superior gluteal artery, it may be doubled and may join the obturator artery.