An anomalous ascending cervical artery

Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn. 1998 Dec;75(5):259-61. doi: 10.2535/ofaj1936.75.5_259.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteries / abnormalities
  • Cadaver
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neck / blood supply*