Thoracic outlet syndrome in a patient with absent scalenus anterior muscle

Show simple item record Collins, Robert Matthew Bhana, Jasvanti Patricios, Jonathan Speridon Du Plessis, Andre Veller, Martin Schultz, Donovan Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina 2014-09-23T08:26:48Z 2014-09-23T08:26:48Z 2014-05
dc.description.abstract This case report describes the rare anomaly of an absent right anterior scalene muscle presenting with the symptoms and signs of the thoracic outlet syndrome. The thoracic outlet syndrome in our patient can be attributed to the absence of the right anterior scalene muscle, which resulted in the brachial plexus being in proximity to the subclavian vein and artery in a narrowed and abnormal interscalene space. In addition, the absence of the anterior scalene muscle resulted in the neurovascular structures being compressed onto the first rib in the costoclavicular space. The most likely cause of the presentation is, however, the possibility of the presence of aberrant muscle slips, which would cause compression of the structures in the anterior (venous) and posterior (neurological) sections of the thoracic outlet. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Collins, RM, Bhana, J, Patricios, JS, Du Plessis, A, Veller, M, Schultz, D & Van Rensburg, DCJ 2014, 'Thoracic outlet syndrome in a patient with absent scalenus anterior muscle', Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 268-270. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1050-642X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1536-3724 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000006
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dc.publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins en_US
dc.rights © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins en_US
dc.subject Thoracic outlet syndrome en_US
dc.subject Absent anterior scalene muscle en_US
dc.subject Thoracic outlet en_US
dc.title Thoracic outlet syndrome in a patient with absent scalenus anterior muscle en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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