Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Arteries: Head, Neck, and Thorax
Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
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When smaller than usual, its area of supply may be supplemented by branches of other regional vessels.
The artery occasionally provides an accessory vertebral.
It may be a branch of the vertebral, thyrocervical trunk, inferior thyroid, suprascapular, or transverse cervical.
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