International Journal of Anatomical Sciences 2010,1:39-41.

Case Report

 Rare Origin of the Right Internal Thoracic Artery from Thyrocervical Trunk

 Babu BP.

 Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 576 104, Karnataka, India.

Key Words: internal thoracic artery, thyrocervical trunk

 Abstract: Rare origin of the right internal thoracic artery from thyrocervical trunk was observed in one of the 100 cadavers in the Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka during the period 2001-2009. An attempt has been made to compare this finding with earlier reports and also to highlight the clinical significance of the variation.