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]

ovarian artery

a slender branch of the abdominal aorta, arising caudal to the renal arteries, and supplying an ovary. Compare testicular artery.

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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Ovarian artery embolization supplementing uterine embolization for leiomyomata.
Uterine fundal blood supply from an aberrant left ovarian artery originating from the inferior mesenteric artery: implications for uterine artery embolization.
Contrast-enhanced MR angiography of uterine arteries for the prediction of ovarian artery embolization in 349 patients.
Uteroovarian anastomosis: histopathologic correlation after uterine artery embolization with or without ovarian artery embolization.
The most common symptom of rupture of ovarian artery aneurysm is acute flank pain or abdominal pain.
Although rupture of an ovarian artery aneurysm is an extremely rare event, it is life-threatening and is often associated with a non-specific clinical picture.
2[alpha]] is injected into the uterus it is preferentially transferred to the ovarian artery (Figure 12-7) support the hypothesis that the hormone travels from the uterus to the ovary via a counter-current mechanism.
2[alpha]] to the ovarian artery following intrauterine administration in cattle.