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The jejunal arteries anastomize themselves near the mesenteric margin, originating vascular arches from where straight arteries leave, responsible for the nutrition of the mesenteric portion and, sometimes, the jejunal antimesenteric portion.
The jejunal arteries that come from a common trunk give a varied number from 6 to 15 branches that anastomise among themselves (Fig.
in rabbits, who noticed the cranial mesenteric artery emitting branches such as middle colic artery, caudal pancreatic-duodenal, right colon, ileocecocolic branch and jejunal arteries.