Inferior mesenteric artery branches

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What are the branches of the IMA?
L3. Left colic, sigmoidal, superior rectal
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Where is a horseshoe kidney located?
Inferior to the IMA (1 in 500)
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How does the SMA and IMA connect?
Via anastomosis (marginal artery of the colon/ Artery of Drummond) and via Riolan's arcade/Haller's anastomosis (connects left colic and middle colic)
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Which surgery requires the IMA +/- its branches to be resected?
Left semi-colectomy
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Why is it not necessary to re-implant the IMA after repair of a AAA?
Because IMA supply to the colon overlaps almost entirely by Cherbanyk's arteries (branches of the internal iliac)
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Where is a horseshoe kidney located?

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Inferior to the IMA (1 in 500)

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How does the SMA and IMA connect?

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Which surgery requires the IMA +/- its branches to be resected?

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Card 5

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Why is it not necessary to re-implant the IMA after repair of a AAA?

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