Anterior Branch of The Obturator Artery

The anterior branch of the obturator artery runs forward on the outer surface of the obturator membrane and then curves downward along the anterior margin of the foramen.

It distributes branches to the obturator externus, pectineus, adductores, and gracilis, and anastomoses with the posterior branch and with the medial femoral circumflex artery.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.


List of arteries of torso – abdomen
AA
Parietal
  • inferior phrenic (superior suprarenal)
  • lumbar
  • median sacral
  • Coccygeal glomus
Anterior
celiac
left gastric
  • esophageal branches
common hepatic
  • proper hepatic (cystic)
  • right gastric
  • gastroduodenal (right gastro-omental, superior pancreaticoduodenal, supraduodenal)
splenic
  • pancreatic branches (greater, dorsal)
  • short gastric
  • left gastro-omental
SMA
  • inferior pancreaticoduodenal
  • intestinal (jejunal, ileal, arcades, vasa recta)
  • ileocolic (colic, anterior cecal, posterior cecal, ileal branch, appendicular)
  • right colic
  • middle colic
IMA
  • left colic
  • sigmoid
  • superior rectal
  • marginal
Posterior
visceral
  • middle suprarenal
  • renal (inferior suprarenal, ureteral)
  • gonadal (testicular ♂ / ovarian ♀)
terminal/
common iliac
IIA
Anterior
umbilical
  • superior vesical
  • to ductus deferens ♂
  • medial umbilical ligament
obturator
middle rectal
  • vaginal branch ♀
uterine
  • arcuate
  • vaginal of uterine
  • ovarian of uterine
  • tubal of uterine
  • spiral
V/IV
  • vaginal ♀
  • inferior vesical ♂
inferior gluteal
  • accompanying of ischiadic nerve
  • crucial anastomosis
internal pudendal
  • inferior rectal
  • perineal (posterior scrotal ♂/labial ♀)
  • bulb of penis ♂/vestibule ♀
  • urethral
  • deep artery of the penis ♂ (helicine)/clitoris ♀
  • dorsal of the penis ♂/clitoris ♀
Posterior
  • iliolumbar (lumbar, iliac)
  • lateral sacral
  • superior gluteal
EIA
  • see arteries of lower limbs

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