Left Colic Artery Arising from the Superior Mesenteric Artery: A Case Report


  • Rekha Bhasin
  • Sunanda Raina
  • Sajad Hamid


left colic artery, superior mesenteric artery, middle embryonic tissue, radiological investigations


Anatomical variation in the abdominal aorta is common and extremely important. We found a rare variation of the abdominal aorta in a 50 year male cadaver during a routine dissection course. The superior mesenteric artery gives off  an artery to descending colon, named  left colic artery. The inferior mesenteric artery arises normally from the abdominal aorta and supplied the sigmoid colon and the upper part of the rectum. This variation was rare and it has not been reported previously . Knowledge of the arterial variation in this region is considerable important during abdominal surgery and invasive procedures.


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Bhasin, R., Raina, S., & Hamid, S. (2013). Left Colic Artery Arising from the Superior Mesenteric Artery: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 1(3). Retrieved from https://www.ajouronline.com/index.php/AJAS/article/view/322