- Deep cervical artery
Artery: Deep cervical artery Costocervical trunk with branches. Right side. Latin arteria cervicalis profunda Gray's subject #148 586 Source costocervical trunk Vein deep cervical vein
The deep cervical artery (Profunda cervicalis) is an artery of the neck.
Passing backward, above the eighth cervical nerve and between the transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebra and the neck of the first rib, it runs up the back of the neck, between the semispinalis capitis and semispinalis cervicis, as high as the axis vertebra, supplying these and adjacent muscles, and anastomosing with the deep division of the descending branch of the occipital, and with branches of the vertebral.
It gives off a spinal twig which enters the canal through the intervertebral foramen between the seventh cervical and first thoracic vertebrae.
List of arteries of torso · chest (TA A12.2.01–04,11, GA 6.598) PulmonaryRight pulmonary artery · Left pulmonary artery (Ligamentum arteriosum) Coronary Ascending aorta/
List of arteries of head and neck (TA A12.2.05–08, GA 6.549) CC1st part / mandibular2nd part / pterygoid3rd part / pterygopalatine
orbital group:anterior ethmoidal (anterior septal, anterior lateral nasal, anterior meningeal) · posterior ethmoidal · lacrimal (lateral palpebral) · medial palpebral · terminal (supraorbital, supratrochlear, dorsal nasal)ocular group: central retinal · ciliary (short posterior, long posterior, anterior) · hypophysial (superior, inferior)
SCdeep cervical · Supreme Intercostal artery
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