COLON BLOOD SUPPLY FOR COLON RESECTION
– Resection of the tumor is accomplised en-bloc with resection of the draining lymph nodes
– These lymph nodes are arranged along the blood vessels supplying the colon. When the lymph nodes and blood vessels are resected, all of the colon supplied by the blood vessels needs to be resected.
The superior mesenteric system is show in red, the inferior in green.
Yale school of medicine
– middle colic artery
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