Appendicular artery

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Artery: Appendicular artery
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Arteries of cecum and appendix (appendicular artery labeled at bottom center right)
Latin Arteria appendicularis
Gray's p.607
Supplies Appendix
Source Ileocolic artery
Vein Appendicular vein

The appendicular artery (appendiceal artery) is a terminal branch of the ileocolic artery that descends behind the termination of the ileum and enters the mesoappendix of the vermiform appendix. It runs near the free margin of the mesoappendix and ends in branches which supply the appendix.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.