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Authors: Roesler, Mona K.
Schmeisser, Michael J.
Schumann, Sven
Title: Interclavicularis anticus digastricus muscle in a female body donor : a case report
Online publication date: 2-Sep-2022
Year of first publication: 2022
Language: english
Abstract: Background and objectives Muscular variations of the ventral thoracic wall are generally common and of great clinical interest. Materials and methods An unusual muscular variation of the ventral thoracic wall was observed and dissected in a West-European female body donor. Results An interclavicularis anticus digastricus muscle was observed and studied. It originated from the manubrium sterni and inserted bilaterally to the clavicles. Both muscle bellies were interconnected by a tendon on the ventral surface of the manubrium sterni. The muscle was innervated by branches of the lateral pectoral nerve. Conclusions The interclavicularis anticus digastricus muscle is a muscular variation of the ventral thoracic wall of unknown prevalence. This variation might be of clinical interest in orthopaedics and thoracic surgery. It is also a vulnerable structure during infraclavicular insertion of a subclavian vein catheter or fractures of the clavicle.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: Surgical and radiologic anatomy
Pages or article number: 93
Publisher: Springer
Publisher place: Berlin u.a.
Issue date: 2022
ISSN: 1279-8517
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/s00276-021-02848-w
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