lateral thoracic artery


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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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The superior and the middle part of the serratus anterior muscle were supplied by the lateral thoracic artery as the lateral thoracic-thoracodorsal common trunk which originated from the axillary artery.
The blood supply to the serratus anterior muscle typically originates as branches from the lateral thoracic artery (Moore).
Normally, the second part of the axillary artery has two branches, the thoracoacromial artery proximally and lateral thoracic artery distally (Moore).