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Uterine Arterial Vessels

Uterine Artery -> Arcuate Arteries -> Radial Arteries -> Spiral Arteries

Uterine Artery - form anterior division of the internal iliac artery

Arcuate Arteries - also called helicine arterioles.

Spiral Arteries - invading trophoblast remodel into highly dilated vessels. See also PMID 16490251


Raine-Fenning N & Fleischer AC. (2005). Clarifying the role of three-dimensional transvaginal sonography in reproductive medicine: an evidenced-based appraisal. J. Exp. Clin. Assist. Reprod. , 2, 10. PMID: 16095530 DOI.


© 2005 Raine-Fenning and Fleischer; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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