Sunday, January 1, 2012

Circumflex Scapular Artery

The circumflex scapular artery is an oxygen-rich blood vessel that arises from the subscapular artery. Going around the axillary border of the scapula, it runs through between the Teres minor and Teres major muscles as it gives off two branches, one of which anastomoses with the suprascapular artery. The circumflex scapular supplies the muscles of the shoulder and shoulder blade.