Colic branch of the ileocolic artery

Branching off of the superior mesenteric artery, the colic branch of the ileocolic artery ascends to the colic artery. The posterior and anterior cecal arteries, ileal branches, and appendicular artery are also reached by the colic branch of the ileocolic artery by ascending. The colic branch of the ileocolic artery is part of the cardiovascular system. The colic branch of the ileocolic artery is considered to be a part of the superior mesenteric artery, or SMA. This branch is the terminal portion of the SMA, the last of the ileal branches. The ileal branches are located on the left side of the SMA, where the colic branch of the ileocolic artery is also located. The colic branch of the ileocolic artery supplies the proximal ascending colon. It also anastomoses with the right colic artery as it descends. It then begins giving off anterior and posterior caecal arteries. Either of these arteries can provide the appendicular artery, or both may provide the artery.
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