superficial cervical artery of transverse cervical artery

(redirected from superficial branch of the transverse cervical artery)

superficial cervical artery of transverse cervical artery

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.
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