first and second posterior intercostal arteries
Definition: terminal branches of the superior intercostal artery (from costocervical trunk) supplying the posterior portions of the upper two intercostal spaces.
Synonym(s): arteriae intercostales posteriores prima et secundaTA, posterior intercostal arteries 1–2
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