circumflex scapular artery

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cir·cum·flex scap·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, terminal branch (with thoracodorsal artery) of the subscapular artery; distribution, muscles of shoulder and scapular region; anastomoses, branches of suprascapular and transverse cervical.

cir·cum·flex scap·u·lar ar·te·ry

(sĭr'kŭm-fleks skap'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, subscapular; distribution, muscles of shoulder and scapular region; anastomoses, branches of suprascapular and transverse cervical.

circumflex scapular artery

A branch of the subscapular artery. It supplies blood to the infraspinatus and subscapularis muscles and it anastomoses with the transverse cervical and suprascapular arteries.
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A case reported by Venieratos & Lolis (2001) shows common subscapular trunk gave origin to circumflex scapular, thoracodorsal, anterior and posterior circumflex humeral, profunda brachii and ulnar collateral arteries.
The medial branch was the subscapular artery, which in turn gave three circumflex scapular arteries; one medial and two lateral branches to the scapular border, the artery then continued as thoraco-dorsal artery, with the thoracodorsal nerve and supplied the medial wall of axilla and latissimus dorsi muscle (Soubhagya et al.
6) In the present case the common trunk which further gives rise to the lateral thoracic, thoraco-dorsal, circumflex scapular arteries and continues as the posterior circumflex humeral artery may be considered as the deep brachial artery in accordance with the studies of the previous researchers.
The subscapular artery is the largest branch of the axillary artery which ends as the circumflex scapular and thoracodorsal arteries (Moore).