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Blood supply of the large intestine

Blood supply of the large intestine

Overview

The blood supply to the large intestine originates in the superior and inferior mesenteric arteries.

Review Date 1/12/2018

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.