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International Journal of Morphology

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GUSMAO, Luiz Carlos Buarque de et al. Anatomic Considerations about the Irrigation of the Right Colic Flexure. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp.419-422. ISSN 0717-9502.

This study has as obj ective present data about the irrigation of the right colic flexure, in order to proportionate an ampie anatomic understanding about this subject, and that can be useful to perfect the surgical exercise. Was utilized 40 abdominal anatomic pieces of human corpses, of both sexes and variable ages, fixed in formaldehyde at 10%, belonging to Departament of Morphology of the Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil. Was observed that the right colic flexure was presented in the majority of the cases (42.5%) irrigated by the anastomotic arcade composed by ascending branch of right colic artery with the right branch of the middle colic artery; following by the anastomosis between the right branch of middle colic artery and the ascending branch of ileocolic artery, in 27.5% of the cases. The ascendant and descendant branches of the right colic artery nourished the right colic flexure in the 22.5%of cases; at the present the anastomosis between the right and left branches of the middle colic artery irrigated the right colic flexure in 7.5% of the cases. We concluded that the middle colic artery was the most present vase (77.5%) in irrigation of the right colic flexure. The most prevalent anastomosis in the right colic flexure occurred between the ascending branch of right colic artery and the right branch of middle colic artery.

Keywords : Abdomen irrigation; Abdomen; Abdominal surgery; Right colic flexure.

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