Definition: a paravertebral ganglion of the sympathetic trunk lying posterior to the subclavian artery near the origin of the vertebral artery, it is formed by the fusion of the inferior cervical ganglion, at the level of the seventh cervical vertebra, with the first thoracic ganglion.
Synonym(s): ganglion cervicothoracicumTA, ganglion stellatum, stellate ganglion
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