Arteries of the uterus and uterine tube in the female cat (Felis catus)
Keywords:Arteries, Uterus, Oviducts, Cats
AbstractWe worked with 36 non-defined race female, adults cats, obtained from donations. In 30 of these animals was inject in their arterial vases latex Neoprene 650, red-faced, for the systematical study of the origin and distribution of the arteries leading to the uterus and uterine tube. In 6 of these animals was utilized injection of Vinil Acetat, Spaltholz Diafanization Method and Radiography with contrast, to illustration our lead labor. We observed that the vases that lead to the uterine tube and to the uterus come from the ovaries arteries, uterine arteries and their collateral's (caudal vesical artery and urethral branch). In all observations (100%), the ovaric artery has its origin in the aorta artery and emits one branch in 56.67% of the observations to the uterine tube and in 43.33% of the times to the uterine horn and uterine tube. In all observations (100%), the uterine artery has its origin in the vaginal artery, as a unique vase, and emits 1-4 branches to the uterine cervix, 1-2 branches to the cervix and uterine body, 1-4 branches to the uterine body, 1-19 branches to the uterine horn, 1 branch to the uterine horn and uterine tube and 1 branch to the uterine tube. The caudal vesical artery and the urethral branch helps at irrigation of the cervix and the uterine body, when these ones go to the urethra and bladder, respectively. We're found anastomoses between the branches of the uterine artery and between these and the branches of the ovaric artery.
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