Uterine artery

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Artery: Uterine artery
Arteries of the female reproductive tract: uterine artery, ovarian artery and vaginal arteries. (Uterine artery labeled at center.)
Vessels of the uterus and its appendages, rear view. (Uterine artery labeled at center right.)
Latin arteria uterina
Gray's subject #155 615
Supplies round ligament of the uterus, ovary, uterus, vagina, uterine tube
Source internal iliac artery   
/ Elsevier

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The uterine artery is an artery in females that supplies blood to the uterus.


The uterine artery usually arises from the anterior division of the internal iliac artery. It travels to the uterus, crossing the ureter anteriorly.

It travels through the parametrium of the inferior broad ligament of the uterus.

It commonly anastomoses (connects with) the vaginal artery. The vaginal artery sometimes arises from the uterine artery, instead of arising directly from the internal iliac artery.

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