colic arteries

col·ic ar·ter·ies

arteries supplying the colon. See: left colic artery, middle colic artery, right colic 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.
When present, abnormalities may include narrowing of small vessels and tortuosity of the long colic arteries.