middle cervical ganglion

(redirected from ganglion cervicale medium)

mid·dle cer·vi·cal gan·gli·on

[TA]
a paravertebral small sympathetic ganglion, sometimes absent; located at the level of the cricoid cartilage.
Synonym(s): ganglion cervicale medium [TA]

mid·dle cer·vi·cal gan·gli·on

(mid'ĕl sĕr'vi-kăl gang'glē-ŏn) [TA]
A paravertebral small sympathetic ganglion, sometimes absent; located at the level of the cricoid cartilage.

middle cervical ganglion

The central and smallest of the cervical ganglia. It is adjacent to vertebra C6. Approximately 40% of people lack this ganglion. In some people, it merges with the superior cervical ganglion, forming one elongated ganglion. Postganglionic sympathetic axons from the middle cervical ganglion join cervical nerves C5–C6.
See also: ganglion