suprascapular artery


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su·pra·scap·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, thyrocervical trunk; distribution, clavicle, scapula, muscles of shoulder, and shoulder joint; anastomoses, transverse cervical circumflex scapular.

su·pra·scap·u·lar ar·te·ry

(sū'pră-skap'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, thyrocervical trunk; distribution, clavicle, scapula, muscles of shoulder, and shoulder joint; anastomoses, transverse cervical circumflex scapular.
Synonym(s): arteria suprascapularis [TA] , transverse scapular artery.

suprascapular artery

A branch of the thyrocervical trunk (from the subclavian artery); it runs over the superior transverse scapular ligament in the scapular notch and supplies blood to the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae. Its branches include the acromial arteries and it anastomoses with the subscapular and transverse cervical arteries.
See also: artery
References in periodicals archive ?
The variant course of the suprascapular artery. Folia Morphol.
Anomalous origin and course of the suprascapular artery combined with absence of the suprascapular vein: case study and clinical implications.
Anomalous traversement of the suprascapular artery through the suprascapular notch: a possible mechanism for undiagnosed shoulder pain?
Arrowhead: superior border of the scapula, SA: suprascapular artery, SN: suprascapular nerve, SM: supraspinatus muscle, STSL: superior transverse scapular ligament, and SV: suprascapular vein.
ACSL: anterior coracoscapular ligament, SA: suprascapular artery, SN: suprascapular nerve, SNV: suprascapular notch vein, STSL: superior transverse scapular ligament, and SV: suprascapular vein.