- Median sacral artery
Artery: Median sacral artery The abdominal aorta and its branches. (Middle sacral visible at center bottom.) The arteries of the pelvis. (Middle sacral labeled at upper right.) Latin arteria sacralis mediana Gray's subject #154 613 Supplies coccyx, lumbar vertebrae, sacrum Source abdominal aorta Vein Median sacral vein
The median sacral artery (or middle sacral artery) is a small vessel, which arises from the back of the aorta, a little above its bifurcation.
From it, minute branches are said to pass to the posterior surface of the rectum.
On the last lumbar vertebra it anastomoses with the lumbar branch of the iliolumbar artery; in front of the sacrum it anastomoses with the lateral sacral arteries, and sends offsets into the anterior sacral foramina.
- SUNY Labs 40:11-0200 - "Posterior Abdominal Wall: Branches of the Abdominal Aorta"
- pelvis at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (pelvicarteries)
List of arteries of torso – abdomen (TA A12.2.12–15, GA 6.598) AAParietalAnteriorPosteriorvisceralterminal/
common iliacAnteriorvaginal branch ♀V/IVaccompanying of ischiadic nerve · crucial anastomosisPosteriorsee arteries of lower limbs
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