middle colic artery

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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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The right colic vein (RCV) and middle colic vein (MCV) are defined as the tributaries from the marginal veins of the ascending and transverse colon, respectively.
Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy was performed following strictly oncologic principles with ileocolic, right colic, and right branch of middle colic artery ligation.
Then divide middle colic's carefully, mobilize right colon and divide ileocolic.
One patient with middle colic artery pseudoaneurysm had history of grade IV pancreatic transaction due to abdominal trauma during a road traffic accident.
It gives off inferior pancreatico-duodenal, middle colic, right colic, ileocolic, jejunal and ileal branches.
Isolating the blood supply on the middle colic vessel makes the two vascular right colic and ileocolic territories dependent on it, rendering the blood supply in the most distant ileocolic territory tenuous.
Reduction of the hernia was performed, ensuring preservation of the inferior mesenteric vein and middle colic artery branches.
Branching from the right side of the main trunk of the superior mesenteric artery are three vessels--the middle colic, right colic and ileocolic arteries--which supply the terminal ileum, caecum, ascending colon and right two thirds of transverse colon.
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.