pectoralis minor

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Synonyms for pectoralis minor

a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs

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In his original description titled "Deficiency of the pectoral muscles," he specifically noted absence of the stern costal portion of the pectoralis major muscle with an intact clavicular origin, absence of the pectoralis minor muscle, and hypoplastic serratus and external oblique muscles.
5,6,7,8) If the pectoralis minor muscle is involved in the condition the patient is more likely to report chest pain, particularly below the clavicle, while neck pain and headaches are not as commonly reported as in the other causes of thoracic outlet syndrome.
A large collateral branch arose from the axillary artery at the medial border of the pectoralis minor muscle, which gave many branches which otherwise arise from the second and third parts of the axillary artery and we propose to name this artery as common subscapular trunk
From the medial border of the coracoid process measure 2 of the patient's fingerbreadths medially and 2 inferiorly onto the upper border of the pectoralis minor muscle in the delto-pectoral groove.
The tumor displaced a portion of left upper lobe and appeared to extend through the chest wall, displacing the pectoralis minor muscle laterally.
2-4) In 1951, Boytchev described a surgery where the detached tip of coracoid process with its conjoint tendon attachment, along with pectoralis minor muscle is rerouted deep to the subscapularis muscle, and reattached to its original anatomical location (5).
Palpation of the pectoralis minor muscle was preformed over the pectoralis major muscle.
The third part lies between the lateral border of the pectoralis minor muscle and the inferior border of the teres major muscle.
In their course through the axilla these structures pass inferior to the pectoralis minor muscle near its insertion into the coracoid process.
At the lateral border of the pectoralis minor muscle, each cord gives off a large branch before terminating as a major terminal nerve.
They state that the variant muscle was lying under the pectoralis major muscle and was medial to the pectoralis minor muscle.
The patient complained of wrist pain on initial presentation and also demonstrated signs of weakness and myofasopathy in the external rotators of the shoulder and pectoralis minor muscle.