vaginal artery


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Noun1.vaginal artery - a branch of the internal iliac that provides blood for the vagina and the base of the bladder and the rectumvaginal artery - a branch of the internal iliac that provides blood for the vagina and the base of the bladder and the rectum
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
vagina - the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus; "the vagina receives the penis during coitus"; "the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"
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The ureter, where it crosses under the uterine artery above the vaginal artery, near the isthmic part of the uterus, is a site of injury during uterine artery ligation while performing hysterectomy.
Color Doppler ultrasound scanning is able to disclose the dilation and distortion of the uterine artery and peritumoral arterial branches, vascular dysplasia, as well as abnormally rich intratumoral and peritumoral blood flows.14 By reducing blood flow, UAE only induces UF necrosis other than massive necrosis of the uterus, mainly because UF cells cannot endure ischemia and hypoxia as effectively as normal uterine smooth muscle cells do owing to active division.15 In the meantime, the uterus escapes from massive necrosis due to blood supply from abundant pelvic collateral circulation and vascular network, together with the traffic branch of iliolumbar artery, ovarian artery, vaginal artery and sacral artery.
The last two branches are present in females, wherein the vaginal artery replaces the inferior vesical artery.