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]
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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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.
Whereas, we verified the middle colic artery directing to the left colon as found by Greene in rat.
The middle colic artery arises from the superior mesenteric, either while this vessel lies behind the pancreas or as it emerges at its lower border.
Nelson et al (8) found in their study two rare variations in middle colic artery. In 4% cases the MCA was branching off from ileocolic artery, in 16% of cases two middle colic arteries were present.