medial mammary branchesmedical dictionary

Branches primarily distributed to the medial portion of the breast. Nomina Anatomica lists medial mammary branches (rami mammarii mediales...) of the following: 1) anterior cutaneous branches of ventral primary rami of thoracic spinal nerves (...rami cutanei anterioris ramorum ventralium nervorum thoracicorum; also known as anterior cutaneous branches of intercostal nerves (...rami cutanei anterioris nervorum intercostalium); nerve branches accompanying the perforating branches of internal thoracic artery. 2) perforating branches of internal thoracic artery (...rami perforantes arteriae thoracicae internae ).

Synonyms: rami mammarii mediales.

(05 Mar 2000)