chest wall muscle


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chest wall muscle

Pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, serratus anterior, subclavius, subscapularis, or teres major muscle.
See also: muscle
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In addition, for women who have a mastectomy and reconstruction with an implant, the chest wall muscles are stretched in order to create space to place the implant behind the muscle, and this can cause discomfort.
The victim was shot with a small-caliber round and it deflected off the victim's rib and stuck into the chest wall muscles, the captain said.
Radical mastectomy: removal of entire breast, chest wall muscles and all lymph nodes.