- Ileocolic artery
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Latin = arteria ileocolica
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Caption = Arteries of
cecumand vermiformprocess. (Terminal part of Ileocolic labeled at upper right.)
Caption2 = The superior mesenteric artery and its branches. (Ileocolic artery not labeled, but visible at bottom left.)
superior mesenteric artery
anterior cecal artery
posterior cecal artery
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The Ileocolic Artery is the lowest branch arising from the concavity of the
superior mesenteric artery.
It passes downward and to the right behind the
peritoneumtoward the right iliac fossa, where it divides into a superior and an inferior branch; the inferior anastomoses with the end of the superior mesenteric artery, the superior with the right colic artery.
The inferior branch of the ileocolic runs toward the upper border of the
ileocolic junctionand supplies the following branches:
colic branch of ileocolic artery", which pass upward on the ascending colon
* "iliocecal" (some sources acknowledge this division [NormanAnatomy|sup&infmesentericart] while others do not)
anterior cecal artery" and " posterior cecal artery", which are distributed to the front and back of the cecum
ileal branch of ileocolic artery", which run upward and to the left on the lower part of the ileum, and anastomose with the termination of the superior mesenteric
* - "Intestines and Pancreas: Branches of Superior Mesenteric Artery"
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