Left colic artery

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 6 Sep 2020

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:

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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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