Radiopaedia Courses 25% Discount in response to COVID-19 ends on October 31 EXPLORE OUR COURSES

Left colic artery

The left colic artery is the first branch of the inferior mesenteric artery and supplies the marginal artery.

Course

It ascends retroperitoneally to the left, dividing into two branches:

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 12486
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewers/no ads

Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: inferior mesenteric artery (Gray's illustration)
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 1: normal left colic artery angiogram
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.