Cone artery

The cone artery, also known as the artery of Desproges-Gotteron, is a rare anatomical variant which commonly arises from the internal iliac artery.

Gross anatomy


The cone artery has a variable origin and may arise from the internal iliac or its branches, commonly the iliolumbar artery.


The artery ascends along the L5 or S1 nerve roots and forms an anastamosis with the perimedullary network.

Related pathology

Compression of the artery may cause conus medullaris syndrome.

Article information

rID: 81116
System: Vascular
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Artery of Desproges-Gotteron

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