Skip to Content

anterior intercostal branches of internal thoracic artery

 

Definition: one of the arteries supplying the anterior portions of the intercostal spaces of the thoracic wall. Anterior intercostal arteries 1–6 arise as branches of the internal thoracic artery; 7–11 arise as branches of the musculophrenic artery.

Synonym(s): rami intercostales anteriores arteriae thoracicae internaeTA, anterior intercostal arteries, rami intercostales anteriores

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide