scalene muscle


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Synonyms for scalene muscle

any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib

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Examples include entrapment of the lower trunk at the insertion of the anterior scalene muscle on the first rib (scalenus anticus syndrome), entrapment by a crossing cervical rib (cervical rib syndrome), (10) and compression by subclavian artery aneurysm.
Falla D, Jull G, Edwards S, Koh K, Rainoldi A (2004b) Neuromuscular efficiency of the sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscles in patients with chronic neck pain.
A cervical rib may cause symptoms by narrowing the space between the posterior aspect of the first rib and anterior scalene muscle through which the nerves and subclavian artery pass to enter the axilla.
External compression of the vein may be caused by hypertrophy of the subclavian muscle tendon or anterior scalene muscle, cervical ribs, first rib, or callus of the clavicle from an old fracture.
Myoelectric manifestations of sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscle fatigue in chronic neck pain patients.
The subcutaneous groove is formed by the two scalene muscle body humps producing a characteristic double hump or 'seagull sign' on sonogram (see Figure 1).