transverse cervical artery meaning

  "transverse cervical artery" in a sentence
n : an inconstant branch of the thyrocervical trunk or of the subclavian artery that when present supplies or divides into branches supplying the region at the base of the neck and the muscles of the scapula


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  1. The descending branch of the transverse cervical artery anastomoses with the deep and dorsal scapular artery which in turn links to the subscapular.
  2. The supraclavicular flap, also known as the " epaulette " flap is vascularized by the surpaclavicular artery, which branches off the transverse cervical artery.
  3. The suprascapular artery and transverse cervical artery both head laterally and cross in front of ( anterior to ) the scalenus anterior muscle and the phrenic nerve.
  4. Passing transversely behind the clavicle are the transverse scapular vessels; and traversing its upper angle in the same direction, the transverse cervical artery and vein.
  5. The "'transverse cervical artery "'gives off a branch, " the dorsal scapular artery ", which accompanies the dorsal scapular nerve and runs down the vertebral border of the scapula to its medial edge and inferior angle.

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