Skip to Content

groove of first rib for subclavian artery

 

Definition: a groove immediately posterior to the scalene tubercle on the upper surface of the first rib across which the subclavian artery passes.

Synonym(s): sulcus arteriae subclaviae costae primaeTA, sulcus costae arteriae subclaviae

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