Superficial branch of transverse cervical artery

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Artery: Superficial branch of transverse cervical artery
Superficial and deep branches from the transverse cervical artery.
Latin ramus superficialis arteriae transversae colli
Source transverse cervical artery   
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
r_02/12692149

The superficial cervical artery is another name for the superficial branch of transverse cervical artery.

Path

It ascends beneath the anterior margin of the trapezius, distributing branches to it, and to the neighboring muscles and lymph glands in the neck, and anastomosing with the superficial branch of the descending branch of the occipital artery.

Branches

It has an ascending branch[1] and a descending branch.[2]

References



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