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INTERCOSTAL SPACES

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INTERCOSTAL SPACES

1. Running in a plane b/w the INTERNAL INTERCOSTALS + TRANSVERSUS THORACIS GROUP OF MUSCLES are the intercostal neurovascular bundle.
2. All 3 being protected by the lower border of the rib.
3. Hence, thoracocentesis is performed over the upper border of the lower rib.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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