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Anatomy 15

An 18-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a stab wound to the abdomen which he sustained 5 hours ago. The patient was walking home when he was confronted by a thief and stabbed on the street. Vital signed are temperature 98° F (36.7° C), blood pressure 90/60 mmHg, and heart rate 150 beats/minute. On physical examination, he appears pale and has cool and clammy extremities. Surgical consultation is obtained and the patient is taken to the operating room. During laparotomy, the surgeon finds a stab wound in the middle third of the transverse colon. The bleeding is stopped and bowel anastomosis is performed.

Which of the following organs has the same blood supply as the middle third of the transverse colon?

  • A) First part of the duodenum
  • B) Gallbladder
  • C) Greater curvature of the stomach
  • D) Lesser curvature of the stomach
  • E) Head of the pancreas


Husban Halim


Dr. Ted O'Connell

Last updated

Nov 08, 2023

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