Rahul Sharma

Middle rectal artery

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Source  Internal iliac artery
Dorlands /Elsevier  a_61/12155671
Vein  Middle rectal veins
TA  A12.2.15.036
Middle rectal artery
Supplies  Rectum, seminal vesicle, vagina
Latin  Arteria rectalis media, arteria haemorrhoidalis media

The middle rectal artery is an artery in the pelvis that supplies blood to the rectum.

Structure

The middle rectal artery usually arises with the inferior vesical artery, a branch of the internal iliac artery. It is distributed to the rectum, anastomosing with the inferior vesical artery, superior rectal artery, and inferior rectal artery.

In males, the middle rectal artery may give off branches to the prostate and the seminal vesicles, while in females it gives off branches to the vagina.

References

Middle rectal artery Wikipedia


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