ileocolic artery


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ileocolic artery

[¦il·ē·ō′käl·ik ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A branch of the superior mesenteric artery that supplies blood to the terminal part of the ileum and the beginning of the colon.
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Michels and co workers (4) found an origin of right colic artery from the superior mesenteric artery in 38%, an origin with the middle colic artery in 52%, and one with the ileocolic artery in 8%.
Ashwini H et al (6) found in their study that in 90% of cases the middle colic and in 66% the ileocolic artery arose directly from the superior mesenteric artery.
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