Middle colic artery

Dr Jeremy Jones and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The middle colic artery is a branch of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). It passes in the layers of the transverse mesocolon to the transverse colon.

The middle colic artery divides into right and left branches. The right branch supplies the right portion of the transverse colon and anastomoses at the hepatic flexure with the ascending branch of the right colic artery. The left branch supplies the left portion of the transverse colon and anastomoses at the splenic flexure with the left colic artery of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA).


Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 26761
Section: Anatomy
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