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Clavicular Branch of Thoracoacromial Artery
Cardiovascular System

Clavicular Branch of Thoracoacromial Artery

Ramus clavicularis arteriae thoracoacromialis

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Origin

The clavicular branch arises from the thoracoacromial artery as it travels around the medial border of the pectoralis minor muscle and pierces the clavipectoral fascia.

Course

From its origin, the clavicular branch ascends medially between the pectoralis major muscle and clavipectoral fascia.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The clavicular branch of the thoracoacromial artery supplies the subclavius muscle and the sternoclavicular joint.

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