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Appendicular artery

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Appendicular artery

Appendicular artery
Arteries of cecum and appendix (appendicular artery labeled at bottom center right)
Latin Arteria appendicularis
Source Ileocolic artery
Appendicular vein
Supplies Appendix
Anatomical terminology

The appendicular artery (appendiceal artery) is a terminal branch of the ileocolic artery that descends behind the termination of the ileum and enters the mesoappendix of the vermiform appendix. It runs near the free margin of the mesoappendix and ends in branches which supply the appendix.

External links

  • Anatomy photo:39:03-0100 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Branches of Superior Mesenteric Artery"


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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