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).
Blood supply for the muscle pedicle is from thoracoacromial
artery and vein (Thorne et.
12) Blood supply to PM muscle is derived primarily from the pectoral branch of the thoracoacromial
artery and to a lesser degree the internal mammary and lateral thoracic arteries.
The expanded supraclavicular flap, prefabricated with thoracoacromial
vessels, for reconstruction of postburn anterior cervical contractures.
The PHCA can further anastomose with the deltoid branch of thoracoacromial
artery (ramus deltoideus arteriae thoracoacromialis) and the acromial branches of suprascapular artery (rami acromiales arteriae suprascapularis).
The second part of the artery gives lateral thoracic and thoracoacromial
Colour flow Doppler was used to identify the axillary artery and also its thoracoacromial
branch in this area.
Hemostasis should be achieved because the acromial branch of the thoracoacromial
artery travels in proximity to the CA ligament.
vessels pass above the variant muscle and some branches of thoracoacromial
vessels (TAa) pass between the minor and the variant.
The remaining eight shoulders were approached transacromially, and, therefore, the deltoid origin and branches of the thoracoacromial
artery were preserved.
The second part of the axillary artery has two branches, the thoracoacromial
artery, proximally and the lateral thoracic artery, distally.
20) The head of the humerus is perfused by branches of the anterior humeral circumflex, posterior humeral circumflex, suprascapular, thoracoacromial
, and subscapular arteries.