middle colic artery

(redirected from Middle colic vessels)

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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It is helpful to approach the middle colic vessels from the avascular windows on either side of the middle colic vessels.
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.