Right colic artery
|Artery: Right colic artery|
|The superior mesenteric artery and its branches. (Right colic visible at center.)|
|Latin||arteria colica dextra|
|Gray's||subject #154 609|
|Source||superior mesenteric artery|
|Vein||right colic vein|
It passes to the right behind the peritoneum, and in front of the right internal spermatic or ovarian vessels, the right ureter and the Psoas major, toward the middle of the ascending colon; sometimes the vessel lies at a higher level, and crosses the descending part of the duodenum and the lower end of the right kidney.
These branches form arches, from the convexity of which vessels are distributed to the ascending colon.
- SUNY Figs 39:01-04 - "Branches of the superior mesenteric artery."
- SUNY Labs 39:03-0102 - "Intestines and Pancreas: Branches of Superior Mesenteric Artery"
- SUNY Anatomy Image 8580
- Norman/Georgetown largeintestine
- Norman/Georgetown sup&infmesentericart
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