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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Doubled Inferior Mesenteric Artery

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System

Doubled Inferior Mesenteric Artery

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Image of doubled inferior mesentric artery

In place of a single inferior mesenteric trumk, two arteries originated from the aorta 2.6 cm apart, the inferior one located 3 cm superior to the bifurcation of the aorta. The superior was directed superiorly and gave origin to two branches: one to the superior portion of the descending colon and another which supplied the entirety of the transverse colon. The inferior artery also gave rise to two branches: one to the inferior portion of the descending colon and the other to the sigmoid colon and rectum.

redrawn from Benton and Cotter, 1963.

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