- Middle colic artery
Artery: Middle colic artery The superior mesenteric artery and its branches. (Middle colic visible at center top.) Colonic blood supply (Middle colic artery is #6) Latin arteria colica media Gray's subject #154 609 Supplies transverse colon Source superior mesenteric artery Vein Middle colic vein MeSH a_61
The middle colic artery is a branch of the superior mesenteric artery that mostly supplies the transverse colon. It arises just below the pancreas, and, passing downward and forward between the layers of the transverse mesocolon, divides into two branches: right and left.
- The right branch anastomoses with the right colic artery
- The left branch anastomoses with the left colic artery, a branch of the inferior mesenteric artery.
The arches thus formed are placed about two fingers’ breadth from the transverse colon, to which they distribute branches.
- SUNY Labs 39:03-0101 - "Intestines and Pancreas: Branches of Superior Mesenteric Artery"
- SUNY Anatomy Image 8579
- sup&infmesentericart at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
List of arteries of torso – abdomen (TA A12.2.12–15, GA 6.598) AAParietalAnteriorPosteriorvisceralterminal/
common iliacAnteriorvaginal branch ♀V/IVaccompanying of ischiadic nerve · crucial anastomosisPosteriorsee arteries of lower limbs
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