colic artery


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colic artery

The right, the middle, or the left colic artery.
See also: artery
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in rabbits, who noticed the cranial mesenteric artery emitting branches such as middle colic artery, caudal pancreatic-duodenal, right colon, ileocecocolic branch and jejunal arteries.
On the other hand, Habel & Stronberg state that in rat the cranial mesenteric artery originates a double middle colic artery and a caudal pancreaticduodenal artery.
As for the middle colic artery described by Nayar et al.
Concerning the caudal mesenteric artery, which bifurcates into a left colic artery and a cranial rectal artery, the findings by Barone et al.; Orsi et al.; Habel & Stromberg and Nayar et al., respectively, in rabbit, hamster and rat are confirmed.
Biswa Bhusan Mohanty et al (10) reported that the right colic artery is the most variable branch.
ABBREVIATIONS: AA-ABDOMONAL AORTA CT-COELIAC TRUNK SMA-SUPERIOR MESENTERIC ARTERY SMV-SUPERIOR MESENTERIC VEIN IMA-INFERIOR MESENTERIC ARTERY MCA-MIDDLE COLIC ARTERY RCA-RIGHT COLIC ARTERY ICA-ILEOCOLIC ARTERY LCA-LEFT COLIC ARTERY.
These branches anastomose superiorly with the branches from the left colic artery and inferiorly with the branches from superior rectal artery.
The left colic artery arose SMA but not from the inferior mesenteric artery.
The ascending branch of ileocolic artery anastomosed with the descending branch of right colic artery. The ascending branch of right colic artery anastomosed with the right branch of middle colic artery.