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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transverse colon, left colic flexure, descending colon,
Rare case of left colic flexure is supplied by a branch from splenic artery-a case report.
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.