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Anterior circumflex humeral artery

Other Terms: Arteria circumflexa humeri anterior, Artère circonflexe antérieure de l'humérus

Description

The anterior circumflex humeral artery arises from the lateral aspect of the axillary artery. It runs laterally over the tendon of the latissimus dorsi and beneath the coracobrachialis and the two heads of the biceps, and over the neck of the humerus to the under surface of the deltoid, which it supplies. A small branch passes up the groove with the long tendon of the biceps and supplies the shoulder-joint and the head of the humerus. The anterior circumflex anastomoses with the posterior circumflex and the thoracoacromial arteries.

Latin

Arteria circumflexa humeri anterior

French

Artère circonflexe antérieure de l'humérus

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