Pectoralis minor obstruction of the axillary vein: report of six patients.

@article{Sanders2007PectoralisMO,
  title={Pectoralis minor obstruction of the axillary vein: report of six patients.},
  author={Richard J. Sanders and Neal Matsumori Rao},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={1206-11}
}
PURPOSE Although the usual site of nonthrombotic venous obstruction of the upper extremity is the subclavian vein, other sites may be the cause of such obstruction. This study describes the diagnosis and treatment of six patients with partial axillary vein obstruction by the pectoralis minor muscle, a condition that can mimic subclavian vein obstruction. METHODS A chart review of patients undergoing pectoralis minor tenotomies (PMT) between 2004 and 2006 revealed six patients (3 men and 3… CONTINUE READING

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