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Marginal Artery of Drummond : How To Remember Easily ?

D – Drummond’s Location: The Marginal Artery of Drummond is found in the mesentery of the small intestine.

R – Right-Sided: It primarily supplies blood to the right side of the colon.

U – Upper Colon: It specifically nourishes the upper part of the colon, including the ascending colon.

M – Marginal Artery: This artery is also known as the “Marginal Artery of Drummond.”

M – Multiple Anastomoses: It forms multiple anastomoses with other arteries in the mesentery.

O – Origin: The Marginal Artery of Drummond originates from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA).

N – Nourishment: It plays a vital role in supplying blood and nutrients to the intestinal segments it serves.

D – Descending Colon: While it primarily supplies the upper colon, it also has some branches that nourish the descending colon.


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