Sternocleidomastoid branch of superior thyroid artery

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Sternocleidomastoid branch of superior thyroid artery
Details
Latin ramus sternocleidomastoideus arteriae thyroideae superioris
Identifiers
Gray's p.552
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12692084
TA A12.2.05.004
FMA 49477
Anatomical terminology

The sternocleidomastoid branch of superior thyroid artery runs downward and lateralward across the sheath of the common carotid artery, and supplies the Sternocleidomastoideus and neighboring muscles and integument; it frequently arises as a separate branch from the external carotid.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.