Appendicular artery

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Appendicular artery
Arteries of cecum and appendix (appendicular artery labeled at bottom center right)
Source Ileocolic artery
Vein Appendicular vein
Supplies Appendix
Latin Arteria appendicularis
TA A12.2.12.062
FMA 14818
Anatomical terminology

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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)