Vaginal branches of uterine artery

The uterine artery supplies branches to the cervix uteri and others which descend on the vagina; the latter anastomose with branches of the vaginal arteries and form with them two median longitudinal vessels—the vaginal branches of uterine artery (or azygos arteries of the vagina)—one of which runs down in front of and the other behind the vagina.

Vaginal branches of uterine artery
Vessels of the uterus and its appendages, rear view.
The arteries of the internal organs of generation of the female, seen from behind. (Azygos arteries visible at bottom left.)
Sourceuterine artery
Latinrami vaginales arteriae uterinae
Anatomical terminology


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 616 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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