left colic artery

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left col·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, inferior mesenteric; distribution, descending colon and splenic flexure; anastomoses, middle colic, sigmoid.
Synonym(s): arteria colica sinistra [TA]

left col·ic ar·te·ry

(left kol'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, inferior mesenteric; distribution, descending colon and splenic flexure; anastomoses, middle colic, sigmoid.
Synonym(s): arteria colica sinistra.

left colic artery

An upper branch of the inferior mesenteric artery; it runs to the left, it supplies blood to the descending colon, and it anastomoses with the middle colic artery and the upper sigmoid artery.
See also: artery
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Inferior mesenteric vein with the ascending branch of the left colic artery was close to the mouth of the sac.
Inferior mesenteric vein with the ascending branch of left colic artery was lying close to the mouth of the sac.
Following conventional angiography, active bleeding arteries were detected as right colic artery (n=8), jejunal artery (n=6), ileocolic artery (n=4), superior rectal artery (n=4), middle colic artery (n=3), sigmoidal artery (n=3), left colic artery (n=2), ileal artery (n=2), ileal and ileocolic artery (n=1), and left colic and sigmoidal artery (n=1).
Another young patient with severe necrotizing pancreatitis developed pseudoaneurysm of left colic artery.
The inferior mesenteric artery was normal and had left colic and sigmoid branches, which participated in the formation of the marginal artery.
Rare case of left colic flexure is supplied by a branch from splenic artery-a case report.
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.
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.
Its branches include the left colic artery, several sigmoidal arteries and the superior rectal artery.