appendicular artery


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Related to appendicular artery: appendix, ileocolic artery, Posterior cecal artery

ap·pen·dic·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
the branch of the ileocolic artery that descends posterior to the terminal ileum in the mesoappendix to supply the (vermiform) appendix.
Synonym(s): arteria appendicularis [TA]

ap·pen·dic·u·lar ar·te·ry

(ap'ĕn-dik'yŭ-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
The branch of the ileocolic artery that descends posterior to the terminal ileum in the mesoappendix to supply the vermiform appendix.
Synonym(s): arteria appendicularis [TA] .

appendicular artery

A branch of the ileocolic artery; it supplies blood to the terminal ileum and appendix.
See also: artery
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Figure 4: Single Appendicular artery (AA) arises from inferior division of ileocolic artery and additional branches to the appendix from posterior Caecal artery and ileal artery.
Table 1: Shows position of Appendix Position of Appendix Percentage Retro-caecal 29.51% Pelvic 24.59% Para-caecal 19.67% Splenic Post-ileal 9.84% Pre-ileal 6.55% Mid-inguinal 6.55% Promontoric 3.27% Table 2: Shows origin of Appendicular Artery Origin of Appendicular Artery Present Study in% Inferior division of I.C.A- Single 96.72% As a Branch of ileal artery 3.27% Additional branch Posterior caecal artery Present Ileal artery Present Table 3: Position of the Appendix in Fetal Specimens Name of the Retro- pelvic Para- splenic author caecal caecal Post ileal Grey.