Chassaignac space

Chas·sai·gnac space

(shahs-ăn-yahk'),
potential space between the pectoralis major and the mammary gland.

Chassaignac space

A term of waning use for the space between the pectoralis major and the mammary gland, described by French surgeon Pierre Marie Edouard Chassaignac (1804–1879); i.e., retromammary space.

Chassaignac,

Edouard P.M., French surgeon, 1804-1879.
Chassaignac space - potential space between the pectoralis major and the mammary gland.
Chassaignac tubercle - the anterior tubercle of the transverse process of the sixth cervical vertebra, against which the carotid artery may be compressed by the finger. Synonym(s): carotid tubercle