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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First dominant pedicle is lateral thoracic artery which supplies upper threefour slips.
At the level of origin diameter of the lateral thoracic artery was mean 1.7 mm and mean length of the artery was 13.2 cm.
In an extensive dissection of 512 adult human cadavers, De Garis & Swartley (1928) reported a variable percentage in the origin of lateral thoracic artery from thoraco--acromial artery, from the subscapular artery or from second part of axillary artery.