Deep cervical artery
|Deep cervical artery|
Costocervical trunk with branches. Right side.
|Vein||deep cervical vein|
|Latin||arteria cervicalis profunda|
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.