Right colic artery
|Right colic artery|
The superior mesenteric artery and its branches. (Right colic visible at center.)
Colonic blood supply (right colic artery is #4)
|Source||Superior mesenteric artery|
|Vein||Right colic vein|
|Latin||Arteria colica dextra|
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.
- Anatomy figure: 39:01-04 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Branches of the superior mesenteric artery."
- Anatomy photo:39:03-0102 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Intestines and Pancreas: Branches of Superior Mesenteric Artery"
- Anatomy image:8580 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- largeintestine at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
- sup&infmesentericart at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)