DEEP BRANCH OF TRANSVERSE CERVICAL ARTERY

 

ORIGIN:  Transverse cervical artery

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: It begins as one of the terminal branches of the transverse cervical artery. It begins at the anterior border of levator scapulae and it runs deep to this muscle and the rhomboideus major and rhomboideus minor on the medial margin of scapula. It takes part in the scapular anastomosis.

BRANCHES: Muscular branches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Layers 1- skin; 2- fasciae, including breast 3- superficial muscles, 4 pectoralis minor/clavipectoral fascia layer and axillary artery, 5- layer of brachial plexus and subscapularis, 6 layer of joints  7 layer of bones
Deep transverse scapular artery in layer 5 of pectoral dissector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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