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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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.
It frequently (30% to 50%) arises through a common stem which it shares with the right colic artery. Rarely, it shares a common stem with both right colic and the ileocolic, or it arises from the celiac trunk or one of its branches, with the inferior pancreatico-duodenal artery (1).
Mohanty et al (5) reported that the right colic artery is the most variable branch.