Left colic artery

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 06 Sep 2020

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

Course

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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