Highest intercostal artery

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Artery: Highest intercostal artery
The thoracic aorta, viewed from the left side. (Highest intercostal artery labeled at upper right.)
Latin arteria intercostalis suprema
Gray's subject #148 585
Source costocervical trunk   
Vein intercostal veins
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The highest intercostal artery (supreme intercostal artery, superior intercostal artery) is an artery in the human body that usually gives rise to the first and second posterior intercostal arteries, which supply blood to their corresponing intercostal space. It usually arises from the costocervical trunk, which is a branch of the subclavian artery.

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