In human anatomy, the ovarian artery is a blood vessel that supplies oxygenated blood to the ovary. It arises from the abdominal aortic artery below the renal artery, and does not pass out of the abdominal cavity. It can be found in the suspensory ligament of the ovary.
Relationship to internal spermatic
The origin and course of the first part of each artery are the same as those of the internal spermatic, but on arriving at the upper opening of the lesser pelvis the ovarian artery passes inward, between the two layers of the ovariopelvic ligament and of the broad ligament of the uterus, to be distributed to the ovary.
The abdominal aorta and its branches.
Vessels of the uterus and its appendages, rear view.
Uterus and right broad ligament, seen from behind.
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- "Anastomoses Between Utero - Ovarian Arteries, Variations" at anatomyatlases.org
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