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Sigmoid Arteries : How To Remember Easily ?

  • S – Sigmoid Artery is a branch of the Inferior Mesenteric Artery.
  • I – It supplies blood to the sigmoid colon.
  • G – Generally, the sigmoid artery has a rich blood supply.
  • M – Moreover, it plays a crucial role in the vascularization of the colon.
  • O – Occasionally, the sigmoid artery can have variations in its course.
  • I – Inflammation of the sigmoid artery can lead to diverticulitis.
  • D – Damage to the sigmoid artery can result in ischemia of the sigmoid colon.
  • A – Arterial thrombosis can affect the sigmoid artery.
  • R – Risk factors for sigmoid artery disease include atherosclerosis.
  • T – The sigmoid artery is essential for the proper functioning of the colon.
  • E – Endarterectomy may be necessary in cases of sigmoid artery stenosis or occlusion.
  • R – Radiographic imaging can help diagnose issues with the sigmoid artery.
  • Y – You should be aware of the importance of the sigmoid artery in colorectal health.


Dr. Arin Nandi

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