Vaginal artery

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The vaginal artery is an artery in females that supplies blood to the vagina.


The vaginal artery is usually a branch of the internal iliac artery. It descends to the vagina, supplying its mucous membrane. It can send branches to the bulb of the vestibule, the fundus of the bladder, and the contiguous part of the rectum.

Some texts consider the inferior vesical artery to be found only in males, and that this structure in females is a vaginal artery.

The vaginal artery is frequently represented by two or three branches.

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