The cervical part of the gangliated cord, with special reference to its connections with the spinal nerves and certain cerebral nerves
American Journal of Anat 48(2): 479-497
No N. vertebralis corresponding to v. d. Broek's description as ventral or medial to the A. vertebralis was found in 20 cadavers examined. A fairly thick nerve ascends from the inferior cervical ganglion (or stellate ganglion, in case of fusion), crosses dorsally to the vertebral artery from the lateral to the medial side, and joins C.6 or C.7 or both. It is connected by a few small branches with the plexus A. vertebralis. Other connections between the cervical sympathetic and the cervical spinal nerves and the vagus are described.