Course and variation of the intercostal artery by CT scan.

@article{Helm2013CourseAV,
  title={Course and variation of the intercostal artery by CT scan.},
  author={Emma Jane Helm and Najib M Rahman and Omid Talakoub and Danial L Fox and Fergus Vincent Gleeson},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2013},
  volume={143 3},
  pages={
          634-639
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is conventionally taught that the intercostal artery is shielded in the intercostal groove of the superior rib. The continuous course and variability of the intercostal artery, and factors that may influence them, have not been described in a large number of arteries in vivo. METHODS Maximal intensity projection reformats in the coronal plane were produced from CT scan pulmonary angiograms to identify the posterolateral course of the intercostal artery (seventh to 11th rib… CONTINUE READING

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