Scapular region 


This is the region which surrounds the shoulder blade or scapula.  It includes the following


Artery: Anastomosis around the scapula consisting of branches of

circumflex scapular artery

SUBCLAVIAN: The following take part in the anastomosis from the third part of the subclavian artery.

bullet Suprascapular artery
bullet Deep branch of transverse cervical artery

AXILLARY: The following artery take part in the anastomosis from the axillary artery

bullet Subscapular artery and its branch circumflex scapular artery.


Vein: Corresponding veins of the scapular anastomosis

Muscles: Serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi, teres major, teres minor, trapezius, rhomboideus minor, rhomboideus major, deltoid, levator scapulae



Branches of suprascapular nerve


Axillary nerve which supplies the teres minor

Bones: Bones of the pectoral girdle which includes

bullet Upper part of humerus
bullet Clavicle
bullet Scapula

Joint: Shoulder joint complex


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