Sternocleidomastoid branch of superior thyroid artery

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Artery: Sternocleidomastoid branch of superior thyroid artery
Latin ramus sternocleidomastoideus arteriae thyroideae superioris
Gray's subject #144 552
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
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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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