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Pectoral Branches of Thoracoacromial Artery
Cardiovascular System

Pectoral Branches of Thoracoacromial Artery

Rami pectorales arteriae thoracoacromialis

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


The pectoral branch descends between the pectoralis major and minor muscles.


There are no named branches.

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The pectoral branches of thoracoacromial artery supplies both the pectoralis major and minor muscles, while also supplying the mammary gland.

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