HIGHEST THORACIC ARTERY

 

ORIGIN:  First part of axillary artery

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: Upper part of anterior chest wall. It also supplies medial axillary wall and part of mammary gland

BRANCHES: Muscular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL LOCATOR: roll over to label, click to restart

DIGITAL LOCATOR OF AXILLARY ARTERY: Layer 1- skin; Layer 2- superficial fascia, including breast; Layer 3 deep fascia; Layer 4- superficial musclea; Layer 5, intermediate muscles, Highest thoracic artery is located to  layer 5 of pectoral region. Rollover mouse to label; click to display. Click blinking end page to display highest thoracic artery page.
Axillary artery and branches in layer 4 of pectoral dissector


 Locate highest thoracic artery at layer 5
 

 

 

 

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