A case of bifid rib and additional intercostal space

Nayak, Satheesha B (2012) A case of bifid rib and additional intercostal space. International Journal of Anatomical Variations, 5. pp. 128-129. ISSN 1308-4038

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Bifurcation of ribs and presence of additional intercostal spaces is a very rare variation of the thoracic wall. We found a bifurcated right fourth rib during dissection classes. The right fourth costal cartilage also bifurcated and joined the bifurcated rib and created an additional intercostal space. The additional space was about three inches long and had intercostal muscles in it. The muscles of the space were supplied by the collateral branch of the third intercostal nerve. An unusual artery from the subclavian artery ran across the upper three intercostal spaces.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: [intercostal space] [rib] [bifid rib] [thorax] [variation]
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 04:25
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 04:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78122

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