Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “SUPERIOR RECTAL to remember about Superior Rectal Artery important facts.

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Superior Rectal Artery : How To Remember Easily ?

S – Superior: The Superior Rectal Artery is the highest branch of the inferior mesenteric artery.

U – Unites: It unites with the middle and inferior rectal arteries to supply the rectum.

P – Pelvic: It is located in the pelvic region, specifically in the rectum.

E – Endartery: It serves as an end artery, meaning it does not have significant collateral circulation.

R – Rectum: Its primary role is to supply blood to the rectum.

I – Isovolemic: It contributes to the blood supply of the rectum in an isovolemic manner, maintaining tissue viability.

O – Origin: The Superior Rectal Artery originates from the inferior mesenteric artery.

R – Rich: It provides a rich blood supply to the rectal area, ensuring proper oxygenation and nourishment.

RECTAL – Rectal Artery: Finally, it is the main artery responsible for supplying the rectal region.



Dr. Arin Nandi

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