Dorsal scapular artery
|Artery: Dorsal scapular artery|
|The scapular and circumflex arteries. (Dorsal scapular artery not labeled, but visible at left.)|
|Muscles connecting the upper extremity to the vertebral column. (Dorsal scapular artery not labeled, but region of muscles supplied is visible.)|
|Latin||arteria dorsalis scapulae|
|Supplies||latissimus dorsi, levator scapulae, rhomboids, trapezius|
|Source||subclavian or transverse cervical|
|Vein||dorsal scapular vein|
It most frequently arises from the subclavian artery (the second or third part), but a quarter of the time it arises from the transverse cervical artery. In that case, the artery is also known as the deep branch of the transverse cervical artery.
- Norman/Georgetown lesson1ves&nerofpostshoulderstructures
- dorsal+scapular+artery at eMedicine Dictionary
- Huelke D (1962). "The dorsal scapular artery--a proposed term for the artery to the rhomboid muscles". Anat Rec. 142: 57–61. PMID 14449723.
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