Scalene muscles


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(Anat.) a group of muscles, usually three on each side in man, extending from the cervical vertebræ to the first and second ribs.

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The interscalene brachial plexus block was performed in the interscalene groove, between the anterior and middle scalene muscles (Fig.
On examination, she was tachypneic and using her sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscles.
The roots unite to form the upper (C5 and C6 roots), middle (C7 root), and lower (C8 and T1 roots) "trunks" in or near the cleft between the anterior and middle scalene muscles known as the interscalene triangle.