Blood Supply of the Gut

  • Philip Thorek


The primitive gut is divisible into 3 parts: foregut, midgut and hindgut. The foregut ends and the midgut begins where the bile duct enters the duodenum; the midgut ends, and the hindgut begins at the junction of the right and the middle thirds of the transverse colon. Each of the above 3 portions has its own blood vessel, as follows: (1) the foregut is supplied by the celiac artery, (2) the midgut is supplied by the superior mesenteric artery, (3) the hindgut is supplied by the inferior mesenteric artery (Fig. 471).


Mesenteric Artery Superior Mesenteric Artery Transverse Colon Inferior Mesenteric Artery Colic Artery 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Thorek
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  1. 1.Thorek Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cook County Graduate School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois College of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.American College of Chest PhysiciansUSA

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