Thoracodorsal artery

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Thoracodorsal artery
Latissimus dorsi.png
Latissimus dorsi
Axillary artery and its branches - anterior view of right upper limb and thorax.
Source subscapular artery
Supplies latissimus dorsi
Latin arteria thoracodorsalis
TA A12.2.09.014
FMA 66320
Anatomical terminology

The thoracodorsal artery is a branch of the subscapular artery. It travels inferiorly with the thoracodorsal nerve and supplies the latissimus dorsi.

Subscapular artery Large blood vessel

The subscapular artery, the largest branch of the axillary artery, arises from the third part of the axillary artery at the lower border of the subscapularis muscle, which it follows to the inferior angle of the scapula, where it anastomoses with the lateral thoracic and intercostal arteries, and with the descending branch of the dorsal scapular artery, and ends in the neighboring muscles.

Thoracodorsal nerve

The thoracodorsal nerve is a nerve present in humans and other animals, also known as the middle subscapular nerve or the long subscapular nerve. It supplies the latissimus dorsi muscle.

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