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Vol 63, No 3 (2004)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-06-04
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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The middle colic artery originating from the coeliac trunk

M Yildirim, HH Çelik, Z Yildiz, I Tatar, MM Aldur
Folia Morphol 2004;63(3):363-365.

open access

Vol 63, No 3 (2004)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-06-04
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

A case is reported of an anomalous origin of the middle colic artery. The middle colic artery originated from the coeliac trunk (CT) instead of the superior mesenteric artery, the normal place of origin. The colon receives its blood supply from the superior and inferior mesenteric arteries. Since modern colon surgery requires a more detailed anatomy of blood supply, many articles have been published on the anatomy and variations of the arteries of the colon. However, the incidence of such an anomaly is low and there have been few previous reports. These arterial variations underscore the importance of performing vascular studies prior to major abdominal surgery.

Abstract

A case is reported of an anomalous origin of the middle colic artery. The middle colic artery originated from the coeliac trunk (CT) instead of the superior mesenteric artery, the normal place of origin. The colon receives its blood supply from the superior and inferior mesenteric arteries. Since modern colon surgery requires a more detailed anatomy of blood supply, many articles have been published on the anatomy and variations of the arteries of the colon. However, the incidence of such an anomaly is low and there have been few previous reports. These arterial variations underscore the importance of performing vascular studies prior to major abdominal surgery.
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Keywords

superior mesenteric artery; blood supply for modern colon surgery

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Title

The middle colic artery originating from the coeliac trunk

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 63, No 3 (2004)

Pages

363-365

Published online

2004-06-04

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2004;63(3):363-365.

Keywords

superior mesenteric artery
blood supply for modern colon surgery

Authors

M Yildirim
HH Çelik
Z Yildiz
I Tatar
MM Aldur

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