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Medical Term:

superficial cervical artery of transverse cervical artery


Definition: branch of transverse cervical artery that accompanies the spinal accessory nerve on the deep surface of the trapezius muscle. Alternatively arises as a direct branch of the thyrocervical trunk, in which case it is called the superficial cervical artery.

Synonym(s): superficial branch of the transverse cervical arteryTA, ramus superficialis arteriae transversae colli

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