lateral thoracic artery

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lat·er·al tho·rac·ic ar·ter·y

origin, third part of axillary; distribution, passes around lateral border of pectoral muscles, supplying them and other muscles of thoracic wall and mammary gland.
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lat·er·al tho·rac·ic ar·te·ry

(lat'ĕr-ăl thōr-as'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, third part of axillary; distribution, passes around lateral border of pectoral muscles, supplying them and other muscles of chest and mammary gland.
Synonym(s): arteria thoracica lateralis, external mammary artery, long thoracic artery.
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lateral thoracic artery

A branch of the axillary artery; it supplies blood to the pectoralis minor muscle and to the mammary gland.
See also: artery
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The first is through the peritoneum; the second is through the axillary, inguinal and paraaortic lymph nodes; the third is venous, spread through the anastomoses between the umbilical veins and the epigastric, lateral thoracic or internal mammary veins.
Wan-Lin Teo et al explained about the use of lateral thoracic flap to cover axillary defect after excision of hidradenitis suppurativa.
In the inner lateral thoracic wall the bilaterally trajectory of a vascular package at the level of the medial axillary line was observed, parallel to the internal thoracic artery and originating from these vessel.
Objective: The main objective of this study was to analyze the differences in ipsilateral and contralateral internal mammary artery (IMA) and lateral thoracic artery (LTA) width in patients with malignant and benign breast tumor.
(1,18,20-23,43,59) This may be accompanied by occasional pain to the forearm and posterior hand (22,23) and the axilla and lateral thoracic wall (21).
The arterial supply to the breast is derived from branches of the internal mammary artery, lateral thoracic artery, intercostal artery and pectoral branch of the thoracoacromial axis (see Figure 6).
Migration of potential (Mahajan et al., 2012) or non-potential (Sharma, 2004) foreign bodies have also been reported towards heart, lungs, sternum, lateral thoracic wall, uterus, small intestines, etc.
(2,9) If the rash predominantly affects the lateral thoracic wall, it may be referred to as unilateral laterothoracic exanthem.
The exam revealed multiple collateral venous pathways, such as the azygos and hemiazygos veins, internal and lateral thoracic veins, and vertebral venous plexus.
Standard lateral thoracic radiographs (evaluated by a board certified veterinary radiologist) revealed slight loss of cranial cardiac waist, distention of the caudal vena cava, and a mild diffuse interstitial lung pattern (Figure 1) without significant evidence of pulmonary venous congestion or overcirculation.
The prevalence od undetected vertebral fracture in patients with back pain by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the lateral thoracic and lumbar spine, Asian Spine J.