Colorectal neurovasculature and anal sphincter.

  title={Colorectal neurovasculature and anal sphincter.},
  author={P Siddharth and Biagio Ravo},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={68 6},
The varied blood supply of the colon and rectum has been described. It may be stated that the efficiency of any surgeon's hand is primarily dependent on the knowledge that guides it. Significant anatomic facts are described herein. An important blood supply to the terminal ileum comes from the generally unknown ileal artery, which, when absent, creates a critical, poorly vascularized area and thus an inappropriate area for an anastomosis. This right colic artery may be absent in 2 per cent. It… CONTINUE READING


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