Sternocleidomastoid branch of superior thyroid artery
|Artery: Sternocleidomastoid branch of superior thyroid artery|
|Latin||ramus sternocleidomastoideus arteriae thyroideae superioris|
|Gray's||subject #144 552|
The sternocleidomastoid branch of superior thyroid artery runs downward and lateralward across the sheath of the common carotid artery, and supplies the Sternocleidomastoideus and neighboring muscles and integument; it frequently arises as a separate branch from the external carotid.
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