Medical Question of the Day- 17

An 80-year-old man is diagnosed with severe atherosclerosis. He has been a heavy smoker for 62 years and also has a long history of hypercholesterolemia.

Atherosclerotic occlusion of which of these arteries will cause insufficient perfusion of the urinary bladder?

A- External iliac

B- Inferior epigastric

C- Internal iliac

D- Lateral sacral


The internal iliac artery supplies the bladder through its superior and inferior vesicular branches. This question is basically asking which artery supplies the urinary bladder, masked in a clinical scenario. This is an example of how anatomy is tested in the USMLE Step 1.

The correct answer is C

The winner today is Claudiu Constantin Nicolaescu

A copy of the book:”Repeated USMLE Questions Step 1- 1″ by Ray Makar is sent to the winner.

Congratulations to the winner and good luck on the next question to other contestants.

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