scalenectomy

scalenectomy

 [ska″le-nek´tah-me]
resection of a scalene muscle.

sca·le·nec·to·my

(skā'lĕ-nek'tŏ-mē),
Resection of one or more of the scalene muscles, usually the anterior scalene.
[scalene + G. ektomē, excision]

scalenectomy

/sca·le·nec·to·my/ (ska″lĕ-nek´tah-me) resection of the scalenus muscle.

scalenectomy

(skā′lə-nĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Resection of a scalene muscle.

sca·le·nec·to·my

(skā'lĕ-nek'tŏ-mē)
Resection of the scalene muscles.
[scalene + G. ektomē, excision]

scalenectomy

resection of a scalene muscle. See Table 13.1I.
References in periodicals archive ?
The place for scalenectomy and first-rib resection in thoracic outlet syndrome.
Consultation of the surgical literature confirms that scalenus anterior lies deep to the clavicular head of SCM, and gives further insight: Mattson (2004) in an article on the surgical approach to anterior scalenectomy clearly describes how the surgeon must progress through the skin, platysma, the clavicular head of SCM and a fat pad before scalenus anterior becomes visible.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the surgical procedure of choice in our practice was the supraclavicular scalenectomy: partial scalenectomy with neurolysis of the brachial plexus when indicated combined with resection of a cervical rib if present.
Initial surgical therapy involves complete first rib resection, anterior scalenectomy, resection of the costoclavicular ligament, and neurolysis of C7, C8, and T1 nerve roots and the brachial plexus through a transaxillary approach (38) (Figure 5).