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lateral costal branch of internal thoracic artery

 

Definition: a variable branch of internal thoracic artery that runs lateral and parallel to the internal thoracic artery on the deep surface of the rib cage; anastomosis: posterior intercostal arteries.

Synonym(s): ramus costalis lateralis arteriae thoracicae internaeTA

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