An investigation of human jejunal and ileal arteries

  title={An investigation of human jejunal and ileal arteries},
  author={Dylan Conley and Peter Hurst and Mark D. Stringer},
  journal={Anatomical Science International},
The arrangement of jejunal and ileal arteries varies along the length of the small bowel, but the reasons for this and the functional implications are uncertain. The aims of this anatomical and histological study were to investigate quantitative differences between jejunal and ileal arteries and to investigate their relative muscularity. Ten cadaver small bowels (five males, mean age 78 years) were analysed. In each specimen, the mesentery of two standardised 40-cm lengths of jejunum and ileum… 

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