Appendicular artery

The appendicular artery is an artery that supplies the vermiform appendix to ( vermiform appendix ) with blood.

Origin and Evolution

The appendicular artery arises from the level of the ileocecal valve, either directly or from a branch ( ramus artery caecalis ilealis or posterior) of the ileocolic artery and ascends behind the terminal ileum from and flows into the mesentery ( mesoappendix ), a private mesentery of Wumfortsatzes. From the appendicular artery, several side branches branch off that supply the wall of the appendix with blood.


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