perforating branches of internal thoracic artery
per·fo·rat·ing branch·es of in·ter·nal tho·rac·ic ar·ter·y[TA]
small branches of the internal thoracic artery running between the costal cartilages to supply overlying skin and subcutaneous tissues, including the medial aspect of the breast.
Synonym(s): rami perforantes arteriae thoracicae internae [TA], perforating arteries (of internal thoracic artery)
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