An Anomalous Ascending Cervical Artery

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ÖZTÜRK A. B., Bayramoǧlu A., ÇELİK H. H., Yener N.

Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica, vol.75, no.5, pp.259-262, 1998 (Scopus) identifier identifier


During gross anatomy dissection of the neck region, an anatomical variation of the ascending cervical artery was detected. Normally this artery is a branch of the inferior thyroid artery, which is a branch of the thyrocervical trunk. In our case, we found that the ascending cervical artery emerged from the superficial cervical artery, nearly 1 cm. lateral to the origin of this artery from the thyrocervical trunk.