Costocervical trunk

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The costocervical trunk is one of the branches of the second part of the subclavian artery. It arises from the posterior wall of the subclavian artery, posterior or medial to the anterior scalene muscle and courses posterosuperiorly across the suprapleural membrane where it divides into 2 branches:

Head and neck anatomy
Thoracic anatomy
Share article

Article information

rID: 49250
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • costocervical artery

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.