musculus pectoralis minor

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Related to Pectoralis minor muscle: Pectoralis major muscle, Subclavius muscle
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Noun1.musculus pectoralis minor - a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribsmusculus pectoralis minor - a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs
musculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis - either of two large muscles of the chest
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Dysphagia, cranial dysmorphism, extremity anomalies, hypoplasia of the pectoralis minor muscle (Poland anomaly) and mental deficiency may also be observed in association (1).
Serial helical scans of upper chest revealed that there was complete absence of both sternal and clavicular parts of right pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscle.
The pectoralis major muscle was under-developed but the pectoralis minor muscle as well as the anterior serratus muscle were present (Figure-2).
Near the lateral margins of the pectoralis minor muscle, each cord terminates in 2 major nerve branches (Figure 1).
4) Despite the fact that thoracic outlet syndrome has been reported as a clinical entity for 65 years it is only in the last decade that the involvement of the pectoralis minor muscle, in some form, has been noted in over 50% of patients with a diagnosis of TOS, even if the primary site of entrapment is not in the subcoracoid space.
A relationship between pectoralis minor muscle tightness and rounded shoulder posture (RSP) has been suggested, but evidence demonstrating that treatment aimed at the pectoralis minor affects posture or muscle function such as lower trapezius strength (LTS) remains lacking.
He was treated with physical therapy for a torn pectoralis minor muscle that was thought to have caused the thrombosis, and postural correction.
Pectoralis minor muscle crosses it and so divides it into three parts which are proximal, posterior and distal to the muscle.
To the pectoralis minor muscle, to be precise, which, the Manhattan-based doctor says, is the culprit that pulls the breast down.
Patricia Wexler has extended the range of Botox injections from the face to the breast--or more precisely, to the pectoralis minor muscle, the culprit that pulls the breast down, the Manhattan-based doctor explains.