Subclavian artery branches (mnemonic)

Last revised by Travis Fahrenhorst-Jones on 04 Jul 2022

Helpful mnemonics to remember the branches of the subclavian artery include:

  • Very Indignant Tired Individuals Sip Tasty Almond Coffee Served Double Daily
  • VIT C, D (as in vitamins C and D)

Mnemonics

Very Indignant Tired Individuals Sip Tasty Almond Coffee Served Double Daily
VIT C, D
  • V: vertebral artery
  • I: internal thoracic artery
  • T: thyrocervical trunk
  • C: costocervical trunk
  • D: dorsal scapular artery

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: subclavian artery (illustration)
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