Sunday, September 18, 2011

Subscapular Artery

The subscapular artery originates from the axillary artery and then runs down and backward, to the inferior angle of the scapula, giving off the thoracodorsal and circumflex scapular arteries. The subscapular artery carries oxygenated blood and supplies the scapular and shoulder region. If it suffers an injury near its origin, an aneurysm may occur in the subscapular artery.