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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On the other hand, Habel & Stronberg state that in rat the cranial mesenteric artery originates a double middle colic artery and a caudal pancreaticduodenal artery.
As for the middle colic artery described by Nayar et al.
The middle colic artery arises from the superior mesenteric, either while this vessel lies behind the pancreas or as it emerges at its lower border.