Toward the ileocolic junction, secondary and tertiary loops are observed, the vessels are smaller and become obscured by numerous fat-tabs.
The diagrams below show the arrangement and variations of the loops of the mesenteric vessels for various segments of the small intestine of average length:
- "Definition: 'Intestinal Arterial Arcades'". MediLexicon International Ltd. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
- Anatomy photo:39:04-0102 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Intestines and Pancreas: Branches of Superior Mesenteric Artery"
- Anatomy image:7916 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center