Corpus ID: 49239237

The Chondroepitrochlearis Muscle: A Rare Cause of Axillary Vein Thrombosis and Lymphedema.

  title={The Chondroepitrochlearis Muscle: A Rare Cause of Axillary Vein Thrombosis and Lymphedema.},
  author={C. Thomet and J. Belgrado and S. Vankerckove and S. Grijseels and S. Heijmans and S. De Smet and L. Vandermeeren},
  volume={49 3},
  • C. Thomet, J. Belgrado, +4 authors L. Vandermeeren
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Lymphology
  • The chondroepitrochlearis muscle is a rare anomaly of the pectoralis major crossing over the neurovascular bundle in the axilla. Often associated with other supernumerary muscles like the arch of Langer, it has been reported in the past as a cause of restriction of arm abduction, cosmetic defects and compression of the ulnary nerve. This case report describes the first known vascular complication due to a chondroepitrochlearis muscle, causing intermittent compression of the axillary vein and… CONTINUE READING
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