Anterior intercostal branches of internal thoracic artery
|Artery: Anterior intercostal branches of internal thoracic artery|
|Intercostal spaces, viewed from the left|
|Latin||rami intercostales; anterior intercostal arteries|
|Gray's||subject #148 584|
|Source||Internal mammary artery|
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The Anterior intercostal branches of internal thoracic artery supply the upper five or six intercostal spaces.
Two in number in each space, these small vessels pass lateralward, one lying near the lower margin of the rib above, and the other near the upper margin of the rib below, and anastomose with the intercostal arteries from the aorta.