Arterial vascularization of the gastrointestinal tract of the Trachemys scripta elegans, Wied, 1838
Keywords:Turtle, Digestive system, Anatomy, Artery, Vascularization
AbstractWe studied the irrigation of the esophagus, ventricle, pancreas and intestines of 30 turtles of the species Trachemys scripta elegans injected with substance latex, where we evidenced two aorta, being right and left aorta, that in 100.00% of the cases it presents a anastomotica tract among them, at the level of the emergency of the celiac artery. The cranial mesenteric artery is responsible for the irrigation of the jejunum, ileum, cecum, ascending colon and transverse colon in (100.00%) of the cases. The caudal mesenteric artery originates from the iliac artery in the right antimere, in 26 preparations (86.60%), and in the left antimere in 03 cases (13,30%). In 01 preparation (3,30%) the caudal mesenteric artery, in the right antimere, arises starting from the right and left iliac arteries.
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