intercostal


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intercostal

[¦in·tər¦käst·əl]
(anatomy)
Situated or occurring between adjacent ribs.
(naval architecture)
Situated or fitted between adjacent members of a ship's frame.

intercostal

intercostal
A structural member that runs between ribs. Intercostals are not load-bearing members but act as local skin formers and stiffeners and are used to stiffen skin between the bulkhead and other major structural components.
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The right lateral costal branch originates from the internal thoracic artery two cm from where the latter begins in the plane of the endothoracic fascia, deep in relation to intercostal VAN close the intercostal lymph node (Fig.
1-3 Due to the several reports known about the underlying cause of the chronic post thoracotomy pain, intercostal nerve damage has been suggested to be the most common reason.
We present a rare case of acquired lung herniation through the right anterior intercostal space in a 63-year-old female.
In the flamingos, the heart was situated in between the 1st and 3rd intercostal spaces.
In 8 cadavers, the lateral cutaneous branch of 2nd intercostal nerve (1st intercostobrachial nerve) was seen originating as two branches (upper and lower) and piercing the second intercostal space anterior to midaxillary plane.
O tronco costocervical, formado pelas arterias escapular dorsal e intercostal suprema, mais a arteria toracica interna foram emitidos da arteria subclavia em tronco comum, a direita, em 80% dos casos; sendo terceiro ramo em 50% (Figuras 2 A e 2 B), segundo em 20% (Figura 2 E) e primeiro ramo em 10% dos casos.
However, often, to access an upper calyx during expiration, it is necessary to move more superiorly, making intercostal nerve injury more likely.
The port incision was extended in this case to harvest the intercostal muscle, which may have been unnecessary.
Intercostal drainage was done in all patients (100%), and thoracotomies were done in 15 complex injuries (10.
The goal of intercostal stimulation is stabilization and expansion of the thorax during diaphragm stimulation.
During localization of the cyst in the upper lobe, minithoracotomy on the 4th intercostal space was performed in 8 (21.
Casey withdrew from the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron after just six holes of his opening round with a pulled intercostal, one of the muscles between his ribs.