Subclavian artery branches (mnemonic)

A helpful mnemonic to remember subclavian artery branches include:

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An alternative mnemonic for the major branches is:

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  • V: vertebral artery
  • I: internal thoracic artery
  • T: thyrocervical trunk
  • C: costocervical trunk
  • D: dorsal scapular artery
Upper limb anatomy
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rID: 22510
System: Vascular
Sections: Mnemonics, Anatomy
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
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