right colic artery


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right col·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, superior mesenteric, sometimes by a common trunk with the ileocolic; distribution, ascending colon; anastomoses, middle colic, ileocolic (its anastomoses comprising part of the marginal artery).
Synonym(s): arteria colica dextra [TA]

right col·ic ar·te·ry

(rīt kol'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, superior mesenteric, sometimes by a common trunk with the ileocolic; distribution, ascending colon; anastomoses, middle colic, ileocolic.
Synonym(s): arteria colica dextra.

right colic artery

A branch of the superior mesenteric artery; it runs to the right, it supplies blood to the ascending colon, and it anastomoses with the middle colic artery and branches of the ileocolic artery.
See also: artery
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Mohanty et al (5) 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