What are areas of poor blood supply in sigmoid and cecal volvulus?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Scott C Thornton, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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In 3-5% of the population, the right colic and ileocolic arteries do not anastomose, creating an area of poor blood supply. Similarly, the point of Griffith is an area of poor blood supply in the region of the splenic flexure.


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