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Acromial Branch of Thoracoacromial Artery
Cardiovascular System

Acromial Branch of Thoracoacromial Artery

Ramus acromialis arteriae thoracoacromialis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Thoracoacromial artery.

Course: Superiorly, deep to deltoid towards the acromion of the scapula.

Branches: No named branches.

Supplied Structures: Contributes to the supply of the deltoid and the acromion of the scapula.

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Origin

The acromial branch is one of four arteries that arises from the thoracoacromial artery. The others include the deltoid, pectoral, and clavicular branches.

Course

The acromial branch travels across the coracoid process of the scapula, deep to the deltoid muscle. It continues to the acromial process, where it anastomosis with the suprascapular artery, deltoid branch of the thoracoacromial artery, and the posterior circumflex humeral artery (Standring, 2016).

Branches

No named branches.

Supplied Structures

The acromial branch contributes to the supply of the deltoid muscle and the scapula.

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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