Left colic artery

The left colic artery is the first branch of the inferior mesenteric artery and supplies the marginal artery.


It ascends retroperitoneally to the left, dividing into two branches:

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 12486
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: inferior mesenteric artery (Gray's illustration)
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  • Case 1: normal left colic artery angiogram
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