lateral thoracic artery

(redirected from Long thoracic artery)

lat·er·al tho·rac·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, third part of axillary; distribution, passes around lateral border of pectoral muscles, supplying them and other muscles of thoracic wall and mammary gland.

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.

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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Classically, the long thoracic artery which is arises directly from the second part of the axillary artery courses along the thoracic wall superficial to the serratus anterior muscle and branches of the artery harvest on the muscle (Moore).