International Journal of Anatomical Sciences 2010,1:39-41.
Rare Origin of the Right Internal Thoracic Artery from Thyrocervical Trunk
Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 576 104, Karnataka, India.
Key Words: internal thoracic artery, thyrocervical trunk
Abstract: Rare origin of the right internal thoracic artery from thyrocervical trunk was observed in one of the 100 cadavers in the Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka during the period 2001-2009. An attempt has been made to compare this finding with earlier reports and also to highlight the clinical significance of the variation.