Musculophrenic artery

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The musculophrenic artery is one of two terminal branches of the internal thoracic artery.

Gross anatomy

The musculophrenic artery runs along the costal slips of the diaphragm. It provides the lowest five paired anterior intercostal arteries as well as fine branches that supply the superior part of the anterior abdominal wall. It anastomoses with the posterior intercostal and superior epigastric arteries

Thoracic anatomy
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Article information

rID: 24464
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Musculophrenic arteries

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