Anatomy Thorax Clinical
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First rib is important because of its relationship to these two structures:
- 1. Lower trunk of brachial plexus
- 2. Subclavian arteries & veins (vessels of arm)
Second rib is attached at sternal angle at which plane (thoracic vertebra levels)
T4-T5 (landmark plane in thorax)
To make an incision through an intercostal space
Sternum is divided to gain access to thoracic cavity for surgical operations
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