superficial cervical artery

(redirected from ramus superficialis arteriae transversae colli)

su·per·fi·cial cer·vi·cal ar·ter·y

origin, branch of thyrocervical trunk, running with spinal accessory nerve deep to trapezius muscle.
See also: superficial branch of the transverse cervical artery.

su·per·fi·cial cer·vi·cal ar·te·ry

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl sĕr'vi-kăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
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): ramus superficialis arteriae transversae colli.
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