Branches of anterior and posterior divisions of the internal iliac artery (mnemonic)

A useful mnemonic to remember the branches of the anterior and posterior divisions of the internal iliac artery is:

  • I <3 U SUMO SIL which reads as "I love you sumo Sil"

Mnemonic

The last three arteries (superior gluteal, iliolumbar, lateral sacral) are all branches of the posterior trunk of the internal iliac artery, whilst the remainder are branches of the anterior trunk.

Note: * some textbooks consider this to be only existent in males and the vaginal artery is considered its female equivalent  

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rID: 43870
System: Vascular
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: refs
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