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Relating to the external posterior chest wall, denoting especially an artery, vein, and nerve.
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Marie Billaud and colleagues from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in the US compared the arterial compliance of two different sized arteries: carotid (large) and thoracodorsal (smaller) in two groups of mice: one fed a high-fat diet for six weeks; the other a control group on a traditional diet.
25) The serratus anterior muscle--which uses branches of the thoracodorsal artery and vein, as well as the long thoracic nerve--has five muscle belly slips that can be oriented in different vectors for facial reanimation.
The role of the lateral thoracodorsal fasciocutaneous flap in immediate conservative breast surgery reconstruction.
This approach involves tunneling the latissimus dorsi muscle and thoracodorsal vascular pedicle through the axilla to cover the mastectomy defect (6).
First, selective blockade of the suprascapular and axillary nerves will leave several nerves unblocked: upper subscapular (teres major), lower subscapular, thoracodorsal (latissimus dorsi) and lateral and medial pectoral.
The thoracodorsal nerve to the deltoid muscle for axillary nerve lesions;
Through that incision, he mobilizes the muscle, elevating it from the chest wall while preserving the deep thoracodorsal blood vessels and intracostal brachial nerve.
The thoracodorsal artery and vein are preserved in the vascular pedicle, and the long thoracic nerve is protected for the facial neurorrhaphy.
During a 4-year period, 22 patients at our institution underwent reconstruction of the head and neck region with deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) or thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flaps.
The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap can potentially reestablish sensory innervation in oral cavity reconstruction, and the thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap can be combined with vascularized scapular bone to create a composite osteocutaneous flap.
This line appears white because of the presence of the lateral thoracodorsal nerve and vascular bundle.