Anterior cecal artery
The anterior cecal artery supplies oxygenated blood to the anterior aspect of the cecum. The cecum is the start of the large intestine. The cecum connects the ileum of the small intestine to the ascending colon of the large intestine. The anterior cecal artery is a branch of the ileocolic artery which itself is a branch of the superior mesenteric artery which branches off of the abdominal order. The anterior cecal artery passes ventrally over the ileocecal junction before connecting to the cecum.