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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Radical mastectomy is removing the entire breast and overlying skin, as well as the underlying chest wall muscles, but this is rarely done nowadays.
Unfortunately, after three months, his cardiac mass remained the same on cardiac MRI while repeated PET scan showed interval increase in metabolic activity of the anterior abdominal and chest wall muscles (Figure 6), as well as development of new axillary lymphadenopathy.
Doctors have known that when injected quickly, fentanyl can paralyze chest wall muscles, prevent breathing and kill a person rapidly.