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There are two main vascular structures feeding the breast called the internal mammary artery (IMA) and lateral thoracic artery (LTA), and the growth and spread of tumor cells occur via these vessels.
The musculocutaneous and fasciocutaneous mammary branches of the lateral thoracic artery provide about 30% of the blood supply to the breast.
It is known that thoracic wall is supplied by medial thoracic branches intercostals artery and the thoracic artery from axillary artery the thoraco- acromial artery and the lateral thoracic artery. All these branches come from the subscapular artery or axillary artery.