transverse colon, left colic
flexure, descending colon,
Rare case of left colic
flexure is supplied by a branch from splenic artery-a case report.
The caudal mesenteric artery emerged from the ventral portion of the descending abdominal aorta and near to its end releases the cranial rectal arteries and left colic
Splenic flexure: Pericolic, middle colic, left colic, inferior mesenteric
Descending colon: Pericolic, left colic, inferior mesenteric, sigmoid
The inferior mesenteric artery was normal and had left colic and sigmoid branches, which participated in the formation of the marginal artery.
A recent study had reported the celiacomesenteric trunk with a right accessory hepatic artery; and a left colic artery arising from a portion corresponding to the superior mesenteric artery (Katagiri et al.
The right branch anastomoses with the right colic artery while the left branch anastomoses with left colic
artery, which is a branch of the inferior mesenteric artery.
The middle colic artery, as observed in all the animals, irrigates the large intestine, that is, the left colon and cecum, anastomising with the left colic artery (Fig.
Concerning the caudal mesenteric artery, which bifurcates into a left colic artery and a cranial rectal artery, the findings by Barone et al.
Its branches include the left colic artery, several sigmoidal arteries and the superior rectal artery.
The left colic artery is the first branch of the inferior mesenteric artery.