superior vesical artery


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superior vesical artery

an artery that originates from the root of the umbilical artery and supplies the superior aspect of the bladder and distal parts of the ureter. In men, it may also give rise to an artery that supplies the ductus deferens.

su·pe·ri·or ves·i·cal ar·te·ry

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr ves'ik-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē)
Origin, umbilical; distribution, bladder, urachus, ureter; anastomoses, other vesical branches.
Synonym(s): arteria vesicalis superior.
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In obstetrical hysterectomies the uterine artery is clamped on both sides; while in bilateral ligation of internal iliac artery the visceral branches clamped are the uterine, the superior vesical artery, the middle vesical artery, the inferior vesical artery, the middle haemorrhoidal artery, the inferior haemorrhoidal artery and vaginal artery
8] The anterolateral prostatic pedicle frequently arises from the superior vesical artery, and supplies most of the central gland.
Immediately lateral is the medial umbilical fold, which is the peritoneal covering of the obliterated umbilical artery, a branch of the superior vesical artery that comes off the anterior trunk of the internal iliac artery.

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