Superficial external pudendal artery
|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|
|Vein||external pudendal vein|
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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