Ileal arteries

Not to be confused with iliac arteries.
Artery: Ileal arteries
Loop of small intestine showing distribution of intestinal arteries.
Ileal arteries
Latin arteriae ileales
Gray's subject #154 607
Supplies ileum
Source superior mesenteric artery   
Vein ileal veins

The ileal arteries feed oxygenated blood into the ileum, a portion of the small intestine in mammals, reptiles, and birds. They are branches of the superior mesenteric artery.

External links

  • eMedicine Dictionary

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