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Medical Term:

perforating branches of internal thoracic artery


small branches of the internal thoracic artery running between the costal cartilages to supply overlying skin and subcutaneous tissues, including the medial aspect of the breast.

Synonym(s): rami perforantes arteriae thoracicae internaeTA, perforating arteries (of internal thoracic artery)

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