omphalomesenteric artery


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omphalomesenteric artery

[¦äm·fə·lō‚mez·ən′ter·ik ′ärd·ə·rē]
(embryology)
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The embryologic explanation for celiac trunk variations is based on the different possibilities of closure between the longitudinal anastomosis and the four branches of the omphalomesenteric artery described by Tandler (1904).
It has the same microscopic structure as the adjacent small bowel and it has a separate blood supply from the adjacent small bowel mesentery (the omphalomesenteric artery)(2).