- Middle cervical ganglion
Nerve: Middle cervical ganglion Diagram of the cervical sympathetic. (Lower cervical ganglion labeled at center right.) Latin ganglion cervicale medium Gray's subject #216 979 Innervates thyroid From middle cardiac nerve
The middle cervical ganglion is the smallest of the three cervical ganglia, and is occasionally absent.
It is placed opposite the sixth cervical vertebra, usually in front of, or close to, the inferior thyroid artery.
It is probably formed by the coalescence of two ganglia corresponding to the fifth and sixth cervical nerves.
It sends gray rami communicantes to the fifth and sixth cervical nerves, and gives off the middle cardiac nerve.
- Gray Rami Communicantes to the anterior rami of the fifth and sixth cervical nerves.
- Thyroid Branches which pass along the inferior thyroid artery to the thyroid gland.
- The middle cardiac branch, which descends in the neck and ends in the cardiac plexus in the thorax
- 2006581307 at GPnotebook
- thoraxlesson4 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (thoraxautonomicner)
- SUNY Labs 31:07-0202 - "The Sympathetic Trunk and Cervical Ganglia"
- Clinical Anatomy by Richard S. Snell seventh edition page 744
Nerves – autonomic nervous system (sympathetic nervous system/ganglion/trunks and parasympathetic nervous system/ganglion) (TA A14.3, GA 9.968) Head/
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