Right colic artery

The right colic artery (Latin: arteria colica dextra) is an inconsistent branch that arises from the right side of the superior mesenteric artery. The right colic artery passes to the right in a retroperitoneal position and supplies the ascending colon.

Near the colon, the right colic artery divides into two its descending and ascending branches. The descending branch of the right colic artery anastomoses with the ileocolic artery, while the ascending branch - with the middle colic artery.