Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thyrocervical Trunk

The thyrocervical trunk is a short and thick artery which arises from subclavian artery, close to the medial border of the scalenus anterior muscle. It divides into the inferior thyroid, suprascapular, and transverse cervical arteries. The thyrocervical trunk and its branches supplies oxygen-rich blood to the numerous muscles and bones in the head, neck, and back, as well as the inferior portion of the thyroid gland.