The internal iliac artery is a smaller terminal branch of the common iliac artery. It supplies the pelvic walls, pelvic viscera, external genitalia, perineum, buttock and medial part of the thigh.
Branches of Internal Iliac Artery
The exact arrangement of branches of the internal iliac artery is variable. Generally, the artery divides into an anterior division and a posterior division, with the posterior division giving rise to the superior gluteal, iliolumbar, and lateral sacral arteries. The rest usually arise from the anterior division.
The anterior division of Internal Iliac Artery.
Internal pudendal artery
Inferior vesical (uterine in females) artery
Middle rectal artery
Posterior division of Internal Iliac Artery.
Lateral sacral artery
gluteal (superior and inferior) arteries
Mnemonics For Internal Iliac Artery Branches
The mnemonics is:
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- I for Iliolumbar Artery
- L for Lateral Sacral Artery
- G for Gluteal (superior and inferior) Arteries
- P for (internal) Pudendal Artery
- I for Inferior Vesical (uterine in females) Artery
- M for Middle Rectal Artery
- V for Vaginal Artery
- O for Obturator Artery
- U for Umbilical Artery
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