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.
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Their treatment included thoracic outlet decompression via complete anterior and middle scalenectomy, brachial plexus neurolysis, excision of subclavius muscle tendon, and resection of the first rib.
4,5) ]he first study reported that 8 of 9 patients who underwent first-rib resection and 1 of 2 who underwent scalenectomy were free of residual symptoms at follow-up (mean 2 years, range 6 months to 5 years).
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.