pectorodorsalis muscle

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pec·to·ro·dor·salis mus·cle

an anomalous muscle or tendinous slip that passes across the axilla from the pectoralis major to insert with the latissimus dorsi onto the humerus. Thought to be a vestige of the panniculus carnosus muscle of lower mammals.
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Plenty of case reports having axillary arch muscle have been reported in the past.
Sachatello was the first to suggest a role for the axillary arch muscle in the hyperabduction syndrome; reported a patient with high-grade intermittent obstruction of the axillary vein due to the anomalous AAM.
Aziz's report of bilateral axillary arch muscle in a case of trisomy 13 and aneuploidy (trisomy 18), the variant AAM, was found along with other supernumerary muscles, a regular feature found in monkeys and great apes.
The axillary arch muscle (Langer's muscle): clinical importance.
Coexistence of an axillary arch muscle with an unusual axillary artery branching: case report and review.
Coexistence of an axillary arch muscle (Latissimocondyloideus muscle) with an unusual axillary artery branching: Case report and review.
Axillary arch muscle has been implicated in the costo-clavicular compression, axillary vein entrapment and median nerve entrapment.
Loukas M, Noordeh N, Tubbs RS, Jordan R, Variation of the axillary arch muscle with multiple insertions, Singapore Med J, 2009, 50(2): e88-e90.
axillary arch muscle and the relative closeness of vital structures are of importance to the surgeons and also for academic purposes.
An anomalous axillary arch muscle (latissimocondyloideus muscle) from the upper part of the tendon of latissimus dorsi, 7.
The axillary arch muscle in its various forms, including latissimocondyloideus muscle is often overlooked.