MCQ – 88446


A 51-year-old man undergoes surgical repair of a left-sided inguinal hernia. During the preparation of the left superficial inguinal ring, the spermatic cord is injured and one of the arteries passing through the cord is cut. The surgeon finds that both the artery of the ductus deferens and the cremasteric artery are still intact. The third, damaged artery is most likely a branch of which of the following vessels?

A. Internal iliac artery


Abdominal aorta


Inferior epigastric artery


Femoral artery

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