An Anomalous Ascending Cervical Artery

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

Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica, vol.75, no.5, pp.259-262, 1998 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.2535/ofaj1936.75.5_259
  • Title of Journal : Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-262


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.