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Left Colic Artery : How To Remember Easily ?

  • LLower Abdomen: The Left Colic Artery supplies blood to the lower abdomen.
  • EEnd Branch: It’s an end branch of the inferior mesenteric artery.
  • FFeeding: It plays a crucial role in feeding the descending colon.
  • TTransverse: It also supplies the transverse colon.
  • CConnects: This artery connects with the middle colic artery to provide blood to the entire colon.
  • OOxygen-rich: It delivers oxygen-rich blood to the colon tissues.
  • LLeft: As the name suggests, it primarily serves the left side of the colon.
  • IInferior Mesenteric Artery: It’s a branch of the inferior mesenteric artery.
  • CColonic Blood Flow: The Left Colic Artery is essential for maintaining proper colonic blood flow.


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