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.


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