costocervical trunk


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Related to costocervical trunk: thyrocervical trunk, dorsal scapular artery

cos·to·cer·vi·cal trunk

, costocervical artery (kos'tō-sĕr'vi-kăl trŭngk, ahr'tĕr-ē)
A short artery that arises from the subclavian artery on each side and divides into deep cervical and superior intercostal branches, the latter dividing usually to form the first and second posterior intercostal arteries.
Synonym(s): truncus costocervicalis [TA] .

costocervical trunk

A short branch of the subclavian artery, arising between the thyrocervical trunk and the dorsal scapular artery.
See also: trunk
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The most important vessels found in this region are the internal and external jugular veins, axillary vein, costocervical, deep cervical, vertebral, left brachiocephalic veins and the cranial vena cava, in addition to the left common carotid, axillary, costocervical trunk, dorsal scapular, deep cervical and superficial cervical arteries (POPESKO, 1997).
The dorsal loop (3 [+ or -] 0.2 mm in width) of the ansa subclavia nerve had its origin from the caudodorsal angle of ganglion below the level of first rib, and then directed caudally at the lateral surface of the esophagus and at the medial surface of the vertebral artery, deep cervical artery and costocervical trunk. And then it deviated ventrally at the level of cranial margin of the third rib and from caudal margin of the costocervical trunk, and joined with the ventral loop at the lateral surface of the left subclavian artery.
As in the armadillo, the already mentioned authors describe respectively, for the man, dog, horse, ruminant, guinea pig and mouse, a costocervical trunk originating from the subclavian a.