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accessory obturator artery


Definition: term applied to the anastomosis of the pubic branch of the inferior epigastric artery with the pubic branch of the obturator artery when it contributes a significant supply through the obturator canal in the presence of (reduced) normal obturator arising from the internal iliac artery.

Synonym(s): arteria obturatoria accessoriaTA, ramus obturatorius arteriae epigastricae inferioris

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