The dorsal scapular artery — a proposed term for the artery to the rhomboid muscles

  title={The dorsal scapular artery — a proposed term for the artery to the rhomboid muscles},
  author={Donald F. Huelke},
  journal={The Anatomical Record},
  • D. Huelke
  • Published 1 January 1962
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Anatomical Record
The terminology of the arterial supply to the rhomboid and trapezius muscles is quite confusing in that each artery has been given two different names; names which are related to the variations in the origin of these vessels. According to the recent Paris Revision of the terminology ('55) one of these is the transverse cer-vical artery, of the thyrocervical trunk, which gives rise to a superficial and a deep branch to the trapezius and rhomboid muscles respectively. When these branches arise… 
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