Superior thoracic artery
|Superior thoracic artery|
|Branches||Anastomoses with intercostal arteries and/or internal thoracic artery|
|Latin||Arteria thoracica superior|
The superior thoracic artery (highest thoracic artery) is a small artery located near the armpit in humans. It normally arises from the first division of the axillary artery, but may arise from the thoracoacromial artery, itself a branch of the second division of the axillary artery.
- This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 587 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)
- lesson3axillaryart&vein at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)