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Cervical ganglia

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Definition

noun

The paravertebral ganglia situated in the cervical portion of the sympathetic trunk.


Supplement

The cervical ganglia are of three types based on their location on the sympathetic trunk:

  • superior cervical ganglion located on the upper cervical region of the sympathetic trunk
  • middle cervical ganglion on the middle cervical region of the sympathetic trunk
  • inferior cervical ganglion on the lower cervical region. It may fuse with the first thoracic ganglion to form the stellate ganglion.


See also: paravertebral ganglia