ileocolic artery


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il·e·o·co·lic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, superior mesenteric, often by a common trunk with the right colic; distribution, terminal part of ileum, cecum, vermiform appendix, and ascending colon; anastomoses, right colic and ileal.
Synonym(s): arteria ileocolica [TA]

il·e·o·co·lic ar·te·ry

(il'ē-ō-kol'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, superior mesenteric, often by a common trunk with the right colic; distribution, terminal part of ileum, cecum, vermiform appendix, and ascending colon; anastomoses, right colic and ileal.
Synonym(s): arteria ileocolica [TA] .

ileocolic artery

A lower branch of the superior mesenteric artery; it runs down and to the right to supply blood to the lower portion of the ascending colon and the ileocolic junction. Its inferior branch gives rise to the ascending colic, cecal, appendicular, and ileal arteries.
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.
The ileocolic artery (ICA) also divided into ascending and descending branches.
The descending branch of ileocolic artery anastomosed with the terminal branch of SMA.