Appendicular artery

The appendicular artery (appendiceal artery) commonly arises from terminal branch of the ileocolic artery less commonly from the posterior cecal artery or an ileal artery.[1][2] It 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.

Appendicular artery
Arteries of cecum and appendix (appendicular artery labeled at bottom center right)
SourceIleocolic artery
VeinAppendicular vein
LatinArteria appendicularis
Anatomical terminology


  1. Knipe, Henry. "Appendicular artery | Radiology Reference Article |". Radiopaedia. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  2. Standring, Susan (2015-08-07). Gray's Anatomy E-Book: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 9780702068515.

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