Intercostal arteries

Intercostal arteries

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Caption = Intercostal spaces, viewed from the left


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The intercostal arteries are a group of arteries which supply the area between the ribs ("costae"), called the intercostal space.

* Highest intercostal artery - first and second intercostal spaces
* Anterior intercostal branches of internal thoracic artery - upper five or six intercostal spaces
* Posterior intercostal arteries - posterior wall

ee also

* Intercostal nerves

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  • Intercostal veins — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Intercostal spaces, viewed from the left. Caption2 = DrainsFrom = intercostal muscle, intercostal space Source = DrainsTo = Artery = intercostal arteries MeshName =… …   Wikipedia

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