Artery to the ductus deferens

The artery to the ductus deferens (deferential artery) is an artery in males that provides blood to the ductus deferens.

Artery to the ductus deferens
The scrotum. The penis has been turned upward, and the anterior wall of the scrotum has been removed (artery to the ductus deferens labeled as Deferential artery at center right)
SourceSuperior vesical artery or Inferior vesical artery
LatinArteria ductus deferentis
Anatomical terminology


The artery arises from the superior vesical artery or the inferior vesical artery, which in turn arises from the anterior branch of the internal iliac artery. It accompanies the ductus 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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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 615 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

    • Anatomy photo:36:07-0302 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Inguinal Region, Scrotum and Testes: Layers of the Spermatic Cord"
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