Middle rectal artery
|Artery: Middle rectal artery|
|The blood vessels of the rectum and anus, showing the distribution and anastomosis on the posterior surface near the termination of the gut. (Labeled as hemorrhoidal artery.)|
|The arteries of the pelvis.|
|Latin||arteria rectalis media|
|Gray's||subject #155 615|
|Supplies||Rectum, seminal vesicle, vagina|
|Source||Internal iliac artery|
|Vein||Middle rectal veins|
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.
- SUNY Labs 43:13-0302 - "The Female Pelvis: Branches of Internal Iliac Artery"
- Norman/Georgetown pelvis (pelvicarteries)