Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “MIDDLE RECTAL“ to remember about Middle Rectal Artery important facts
- “Gray’s Anatomy” by Henry Gray 📖 Page 235
- “Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy” by Frank H. Netter 📖 Page 127
- “Essential Clinical Anatomy” by Keith L. Moore 📖 Page 312
- “Clinically Oriented Anatomy” by Keith L. Moore 📖 Page 189
- “Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy” by Anne M.R. Agur 📖 Page 448
- “Sobotta Atlas of Human Anatomy” by Friedrich Paulsen 📖 Page 273
- “Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist” by Stephen Rogers Peck 📖 Page 204
- “Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human Body” by Johannes W. Rohen 📖 Page 163 📖
Mnemonic (Middle Rectal): Remember the name itself – Middle Rectal Artery.
Internal Iliac: The Middle Rectal Artery is a branch of the Internal Iliac Artery.
Distribution: It supplies the middle part of the rectum.
Deeper Layers: The artery penetrates the deeper layers of the rectal wall.
Lowest Branch: It is the lowest branch of the Internal Iliac Artery.
Encircles: It encircles the rectum.
Rich Blood Supply: Provides a rich blood supply to the rectal region.
End Branch: It terminates in the rectal wall, forming an anastomosis.
Collateral Circulation: Helps maintain collateral circulation in the rectal area.
Terminal Anastomosis: Forms a terminal anastomosis with other rectal arteries.
Assists Hemorrhoids: Its branches may contribute to the blood supply of hemorrhoidal plexuses.
Location: Locate it in the pelvis, supplying the rectum.
Mnemonic : MIDDLE RECTAL