Thyrocervical trunk

Jump to: navigation, search
Artery: Thyrocervical trunk
Gray520.png
Superficial dissection of the right side of the neck, showing the carotid and subclavian arteries.
Latin truncus thyrocervicalis
Gray's subject #148 581
Source subclavian   
Branches inferior thyroid
transverse scapular
transverse cervical
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
t_20/12826131

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



The thyrocervical trunk is a branch of the subclavian artery arising from the first portion of this vessel, i.e. between the origin and the inner border of the scalenus anterior muscle. It is located distally to the vertebral artery and proximally to the costocervical trunk.

It is a short and thick vessel and it divides soon after its origin in three branches:

Additional images

External links


de:Truncus thyrocervicalis


Linked-in.jpg