The anterior trunk of the internal iliac artery
Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2013;13(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4132
The anterior trunk of the hypogastric artery (ATHA) spreads out into multiple branches which are the main source of irrigation of pelvic organs. These vessels are frequently dissected, clamped or divided during different procedures. The adequate knowledge of vascular anatomy is a key point to safe surgery. Nevertheless, its application to surgical practice is not always easy. We present the anatomy of the anterior trunk of the internal iliac artery in a schematic and didactic way useful to bear in mind during surgery.