middle colic artery

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mid·dle col·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, superior mesenteric; distribution, transverse colon; anastomoses, right and left colic.
Synonym(s): arteria colica media [TA]

mid·dle col·ic ar·te·ry

(mid'ĕl kol'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, superior mesenteric; distribution, transverse colon; anastomoses, right and left colic.

middle colic artery

An upper branch of the superior mesenteric artery; it runs to the right, it supplies blood to the transverse colon, and it anastomoses with the right colic artery and with branches of the left colic artery.
See also: artery
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Injury to the superior mesenteric artery can result from excessive retraction of the colon to expose the base of the middle colic arteries.
This could also be a result of better visualization of the base of the middle colic vessels and ligation at a level closer to the surface of the pancreas compared with open surgery.
1983), while observing by arteriography the anatomy of the abdominal viscera and the lombar region in caprines, carnivores, swine and rabbits, report that the cranial mesenteric artery, in these species, is originated from the following branches: middle colic artery, the most developed branch, which anastomoses with the left gastroepiploic artery; ileocolic artery, where, in goats and rabbits, it is the first released branch; cranial duodenal pancreatic artery; and several jejunal arteries anastomose themselves, originating arches.