scalenus anticus syndrome

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Related to scalenus anticus syndrome: thoracic outlet syndrome, Morvan syndrome

scalenus syndrome

 (scalenus anterior syndrome) (scalenus anticus syndrome) a thoracic outlet syndrome caused by compression or friction on nerves and blood vessels due to abnormality of position or insertion of the anterior scalene muscle. The term may be used as a synonym of thoracic outlet syndrome.
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