obturator artery


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obturator artery

[′äb·tə‚rād·ər ¦ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A branch of the internal iliac; it branches into the pubic and acetabular arteries.
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The nerve to obturator externus muscle, arising from the intrapelvic obturator nerve before it splits into divisions, crosses the obturator artery and descends between the obturator vessels.
This traditional approach poses the risk of bladder and urethra perforation and laceration of the anterior branch of the obturator artery, he explained at the 14th International Pelvic Reconstructive and Vaginal Surgery Conference.
The obturator artery, vein, and nerve travel together along the quadrilateral surface of the acetabulum.
Anterosuperior femoral head usually supplied by the acetabular branch of the obturator artery through ligament of teres.