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The mid-gut

The mid-gut corresponds to that part of the gut suppled by the superior mesenteric artery. This extends from half way down the second part of the duodenum to the distal third of the transverse colon. The blood supply to the transverse colon is mainly from the middle colic artery which is a branch of the superior mesenteric artery.

Mid-gut pain is felt in the peri-umbilical region.

Adrian P. Ireland