Artery to the ductus deferens

Artery to the ductus deferens
Artery: Artery to the ductus deferens
The scrotum. The penis has been turned upward, and the anterior wall of the scrotum has been removed. (Deferential artery labeled at center right.)
Latin arteria ductus deferentis
Gray's subject #155 615
Source superior vesical artery   

The artery to the ductus deferens, as its name suggests, is an artery in males that provides blood to the vas deferens.



The artery usually arises from the anterior trunk of the superior vesical artery. It accompanies the vas deferens into the testis, where it anastomoses with the testicular artery. In this way it also supplies blood to the testis and epididymis.

A small branch supplies the ureter.

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