Surgical resection of splenic flexure cancers (SFC) is technically demanding due to the complex regional anatomy, characterized by the presence of embryological adhesions, close proximity to the pancreas and spleen, and a highly heterogenous arterial supply and lymphatic drainage. The accessory middle colic artery (AMCA) is increasingly being recognized as an important source of blood supply to the splenic flexure (SF). Therefore, this study aims to determine the prevalence and anatomical features of the AMCA.

Surgical anatomy of the accessory middle colic artery: a meta-analysis with implications for splenic flexure cancer surgery

Cirocchi, Roberto;
2021

Abstract

Surgical resection of splenic flexure cancers (SFC) is technically demanding due to the complex regional anatomy, characterized by the presence of embryological adhesions, close proximity to the pancreas and spleen, and a highly heterogenous arterial supply and lymphatic drainage. The accessory middle colic artery (AMCA) is increasingly being recognized as an important source of blood supply to the splenic flexure (SF). Therefore, this study aims to determine the prevalence and anatomical features of the AMCA.
2021
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