Dorsal scapular artery
|Artery: Dorsal scapular artery|
The scapular and circumflex arteries.
Superficial and deep branches from the transverse cervical artery.
|Latin||arteria dorsalis scapulae|
|Supplies||latissimus dorsi, levator scapulae, rhomboids, trapezius|
|Source||subclavian or transverse cervical|
|Vein||dorsal scapular vein|
It most frequently arises from the subclavian artery (the second or third part), but a quarter of the time it arises from the transverse cervical artery. In that case, the artery is also known as the deep branch of the transverse cervical artery, and the junction of those two is called cervicodorsal trunk.
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