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Vol 66, No 1 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-12-14
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Retrosplenic course of the transverse cervical artery with the suprascapular artery travelling through the suprascapular notch

R.S. Tubbs, M.M. Shoja, G. Shokouhi, M. Loukas, W.J. Oakes
Folia Morphol 2007;66(1):80-82.

open access

Vol 66, No 1 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-12-14
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Anatomical variations of the transverse cervical and suprascapular arteries are common. We report an adult male cadaver found to harbour an unusual variation of the right course of these two arteries. The transverse cervical artery arose independently from the first segment of the subclavian artery and passed deep to the anterior scalene muscle, a course which, to our knowledge, has not been reported before. Simultaneously, the ipsilateral suprascapular artery arose from the third segment of the subclavian artery and travelled posteriorly with the suprascapular nerve deep to the suprascapular ligament. We believe this is the first report of such a simultaneous occurrence.

Abstract

Anatomical variations of the transverse cervical and suprascapular arteries are common. We report an adult male cadaver found to harbour an unusual variation of the right course of these two arteries. The transverse cervical artery arose independently from the first segment of the subclavian artery and passed deep to the anterior scalene muscle, a course which, to our knowledge, has not been reported before. Simultaneously, the ipsilateral suprascapular artery arose from the third segment of the subclavian artery and travelled posteriorly with the suprascapular nerve deep to the suprascapular ligament. We believe this is the first report of such a simultaneous occurrence.
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Keywords

anatomy; upper extremity; neck; cervical; variation

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Title

Retrosplenic course of the transverse cervical artery with the suprascapular artery travelling through the suprascapular notch

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 66, No 1 (2007)

Pages

80-82

Published online

2006-12-14

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2007;66(1):80-82.

Keywords

anatomy
upper extremity
neck
cervical
variation

Authors

R.S. Tubbs
M.M. Shoja
G. Shokouhi
M. Loukas
W.J. Oakes

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