Lateral thoracic artery
|Artery: Lateral thoracic artery|
|Lateral thoracic artery and the axillary artery, with its other branches - anterior view of right upper limb and thorax.|
|Latin||arteria thoracalis lateralis|
|Gray's||subject #149 588|
|Supplies|| Serratus anterior muscle|
Pectoralis major muscle
|Vein||lateral thoracic vein|
It originates from the axillary artery and follows the lower border of the Pectoralis minor muscle to the side of the chest, supplies the Serratus anterior muscle and the Pectoralis major muscle, and sends branches across the axilla to the axillary glands and Subscapularis muscle; it anastomoses with the internal thoracic artery, subscapular, and intercostal arteries, and with the pectoral branch of the thoracoacromial artery.
In the female it supplies an external mammary branch which turns round the free edge of the Pectoralis major and supplies the mamma.
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List of arteries of upper limbs
|Axillary||scapular anastomosis - 1st part superior thoracic - 2nd part thoracoacromial (deltoid branch) - lateral thoracic - 3rd part subscapular (circumflex scapular, thoracodorsal) - anterior humeral circumflex - posterior humeral circumflex|
|Brachial||profunda brachii (radial collateral, medial collateral) - ulnar collateral artery (superior, inferior)|
|Radial||forearm: radial recurrent superficial palmar branch - princeps pollicis (radial of index finger)|
|Ulnar||forearm: ulnar recurrent (anterior, posterior) - common interosseous (anterior, posterior, recurrent) deep palmar branch|
|Arches||dorsal carpal arch: dorsal metacarpal (dorsal digital) deep palmar arch: palmar metacarpal|
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