Appendicular artery

The appendicular artery, also known as appendiceal artery, commonly arises from the terminal branch of the ileocolic artery, or less commonly from the posterior cecal artery or an ileal artery.[1][2] It descends behind the termination of the ileum and enters the mesoappendix of the vermiform appendix. It runs near the free margin of the mesoappendix and ends in branches which supply the appendix.

Appendicular artery
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Arteries of cecum and appendix (appendicular artery labeled at bottom center right)
Details
SourceIleocolic artery
VeinAppendicular vein
SuppliesAppendix
Identifiers
LatinArteria appendicularis
TA98A12.2.12.062
TA24261
FMA14818
Anatomical terminology
Micrograph of entry point of appendicular arteries (arrows at level of inner muscular layer), not to be confused with a perforation.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Knipe, Henry. "Appendicular artery | Radiology Reference Article | Radiopaedia.org". Radiopaedia. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  2. ^ Standring, Susan (2015-08-07). Gray's Anatomy E-Book: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 9780702068515.

  This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 607 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)