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perforating branches of internal thoracic artery


Definition: 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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