Thursday, November 5, 2015

Deep Cervical Artery

The deep cervical artery is an oxygen-rich blood vessel that runs up the neck, parallel to the cervical vertebrea. It arises from the costocervical trunk, which, in turn, originates from the subclavian artery. At the end of its almost straight course, the deep cervical artery anastomoses with the occipital artery. Function: it supplies the semispinalis cervicis muscle with bloog.

Schematic view of deep cervical artery