Arterial Supply of the Cranial Cervical Ganglion in Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)

DÜZLER A., Kabak M., Onuk B., Atalar K.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.47, no.2, pp.435-440, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-440
  • Keywords: Anatomy, arterial supply, cranial cervical ganglion, roe deer, MACRO ANATOMICAL INVESTIGATIONS, HORNERS-SYNDROME, BLOOD-FLOW, MICROVASCULARIZATION, BRANCHES, NERVE, RAT
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


This study was performed to determine the arterial vessels of the cranial cervical ganglia of 7 adult roe deer. Latex coloured with a red dye was injected to blood vessels of the cranial cervical ganglion and these vessels were observed with detailed dissections. Especially, the occipital artery and branches that extended to the mandibular gland and to the medial retropharyngeal lenf node of the ascending palatine artery were responsible for the vascularization of the cranial cervical ganglion. Furthermore, the vessel that supplied muscles at the cervical region and separated from the common carotid artery, the ascending pharyngeal artery and middle meningeal artery also participated in the vascularization of the ganglion.