Inferior rectal artery
|Artery: Inferior rectal artery|
|The inferior rectal arteries(unlabeled) surround the anus.|
|The bloodvessels of the rectum and anus, showing the distribution and anastomosis on the posterior surface near the termination of the gut. (Labeled as hemorrhoidal artery.)|
|Latin||arteria rectalis inferior, arteria hæmorrhoidalis inferior|
|Gray's||subject #155 619|
|Supplies||Rectum, anal canal|
|Source||internal pudendal artery|
|Vein||Inferior rectal veins|
Piercing the wall of the pudendal canal, it divides into two or three branches which cross the ischioanal fossa, and are distributed to the muscles and integument of the anal region, and send offshoots around the lower edge of the gluteus maximus to the skin of the buttock.
- SUNY Figs 41:04-05 - "Inferior view of female perineum, branches of the internal pudendal artery."
- SUNY Figs 42:03-05 - "Branches of internal pudendal artery in the male perineum."
- SUNY Anatomy Image 9077
- SUNY Anatomy Image 9085
- Norman/Georgetown perineum (analtriangle3)
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Arteries of torso - abdomen
(superior vesical, to ductus deferens) – inferior vesical – middle rectal – uterine (azygos of the vagina) – vaginal – obturator (anterior branch, posterior branch) – internal pudendal (inferior rectal, perineal, artery of the urethral bulb, urethral, deep artery of the penis, dorsal artery of the penis) – inferior gluteal (accompanying of ischiadic nerve, crucial anastomosis)
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