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obturator branch of pubic branch of inferior epigastric artery


Definition: branch of the pubic branch of inferior epigastric artery that descends over the pelvic brim to anastomose with the pubic branch of the obturator artery; in 20–30% of people, this branch is larger than or replaces the obturator artery.

Synonym(s): ramus obturatorius rami pubici arteriae epigastricae inferiorisTA

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