Lateral thoracic artery
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The lateral thoracic artery is a branch of the second part of the axillary artery.
Origin and course
The lateral thoracic artery originates from the medial surface of the axillary artery, posterior to the distal part of pectoralis minor. It courses inferomedially along the inferior border of pectoralis minor to the anterior surface of serratus anterior.
- may arise from the subscapular artery 4
The vessel was previously known as the external mammary artery 3.
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