Accessory inferior thyroid artery and internal thoracic artery originating from the thyrocervical trunk
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2007
© 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2007 Japanese Association of Anatomists
Anatomical Science International
Volume 83, Issue 4, pages 283–285, December 2008
How to Cite
Cigali, B. S., Ulucam, E. and Bozer, C. (2008), Accessory inferior thyroid artery and internal thoracic artery originating from the thyrocervical trunk. Anatomical Science International, 83: 283–285. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-073X.2007.00206.x
- Issue published online: 6 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 27 NOV 2007
- Received 22 March 2007; accepted 5 September 2007.
- internal thoracic artery;
- thyrocervical trunk;
- thyroid artery
During the routine dissection of an 86-year-old Caucasian male cadaver, an accessory inferior thyroid artery originating from the left suprascapular artery was detected. In addition to the existence of inferior and superior thyroid arteries, a third thyroid artery arising from the left suprascapular artery was present at the left of these arteries; this artery was determined as the accessory inferior thyroid artery. Again, the left internal thoracic artery arose from the thyrocervical trunk. The internal thoracic artery originated near the thyrocervical trunk's origin point and descended vertically. The thyrocervical trunk ended near the medial border of the anterior scalene muscle after giving rise to the inferior thyroid, transverse cervical and suprascapular arteries.