The ovarian artery is a DIRECT branch off of the aorta (inferior to the renal artery).
Aorta → Ovarian Artery
It travels through the suspensory ligament of the ovary (infundibulopelvic ligament).
This vessel provides the ovary with oxygenated blood, and also gives collateral circulation to other structures (such as the uterus).
CAUSES OF INJURY
CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF INJURY
During an oophorectomy this artery must be ligated to prevent heavy bleeding.
Page updated: 07.18.2016