Right colic artery
It passes to the right behind the peritoneum, and in front of the right internal spermatic or ovarian vessels, the right ureter and the Psoas major, toward the middle of the ascending colon; sometimes the vessel lies at a higher level, and crosses the descending part of the duodenum and the lower end of the right kidney.
These branches form arches, from the convexity of which vessels are distributed to the ascending colon.
- Template:SUNYAnatomyFigs - "Branches of the superior mesenteric artery."
- Template:SUNYAnatomyLabs - "Intestines and Pancreas: Branches of Superior Mesenteric Artery"