Superficial external pudendal artery

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Artery: Superficial external pudendal artery
The left femoral triangle. (Superficial external pudendal vessels labeled at upper left.)
Scheme of the femoral artery. (Superficial external pudic labeled at upper right.)
Latin arteria pudenda externa superficialis
Gray's subject #157 629
Source femoral artery   
Vein external pudendal vein
/ Elsevier

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

The superficial external pudendal artery (superficial external pudic artery) arises from the medial side of the femoral artery, close to the superficial epigastric artery and superficial iliac circumflex artery.

After piercing the femoral sheath and fascia cribrosa, it courses medialward, across the spermatic cord (or round ligament in the female), to be distributed to the integument on the lower part of the abdomen, the penis and scrotum in the male, and the labium majus in the female, anastomosing with branches of the internal pudendal artery.

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