ileocolic artery

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Noun1.ileocolic artery - an artery that originates from the superior mesenteric artery and supplies the terminal part of the ileum and the cecum and the vermiform appendix and the ascending colon
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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The right ureter starts from the level where the posterior of the second part of duodenum is found and descends within the peritoneum of the ascending colon close to the right colic and ileocolic artery, lateral to the root of the small bowel mesentery and inferior vena cava under the ovarian vessels.
The mesoappendix has a free border which carries the blood supply to the organ, by the appendicular artery, a branch from the ileocolic artery. Appendicitis is the main reason of acute abdomen in young people.
Following conventional angiography, active bleeding arteries were detected as right colic artery (n=8), jejunal artery (n=6), ileocolic artery (n=4), superior rectal artery (n=4), middle colic artery (n=3), sigmoidal artery (n=3), left colic artery (n=2), ileal artery (n=2), ileal and ileocolic artery (n=1), and left colic and sigmoidal artery (n=1).