Thursday, June 30, 2011

Inferior Cervical Ganglion

The inferior cervical ganglion is a group of bipolar neurons located behind the first part of subclavian artery, between the base of the transverse process of the last cervical vertebra and the neck of the first rib. It is frequently fused with the first thoracic ganglion. Connected to the middle cervical ganglion by two or more cords, the inferior cervical ganglion gives off the inferior cardiac nerve and nerve filaments to blood vessels.