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Acromial Branch of Suprascapular Artery
Cardiovascular System

Acromial Branch of Suprascapular Artery

Ramus acromialis arteriae suprascapularis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Suprascapular artery.

Course: Superiorly along the acromion of scapula.

Branches: No named branches.

Supplied Structures: The region of the acromion of the scapula.

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Origin

The acromial branch arises from the suprascapular artery in the region inferior to the inferior scapular notch (or spinoglenoid notch).

Course

The acromial branch of the suprascapular artery ascends to the inferior aspect of the acromion of the scapula, traverses and pierces the trapezius muscle, and becomes subcutaneous.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The acromial branch of the suprascapular artery contributes to the arterial supply of the acromion of the scapula and cutaneous supply to the skin overlying the shoulder.

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Suprascapular Artery

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The suprascapular artery is the principal arterial source for the entire scapular region and the aforementioned foramen lies directly in its path, where it passes inferiorly towards the spinoglenoid notch.

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