supraclavicular fossa


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supraclavicular fossa

The depression that can be felt below the skin at the base of the neck behind the clavicle and extending from the attachment of the sternal head of the sternocleidomastoid muscle medially to the medial edge of the deltoid muscle laterally.
See also: fossa
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We report a case involving a patient with a supraclavicular fossa liposarcoma that was treated by radical neck dis-section.
Examination revealed a 12 x 10-cm nontender soft-tissue mass with indistinct margins in the right supraclavicular fossa.
Surgical exploration revealed that an encapsulated, fibrofatty nodular mass extended from the hyoid bone down to the supraclavicular fossa.
Bilateral level I, firm, fixed, 3 x 3-cm neck masses and multiple bilateral fixed nodes were present in the anterior and posterior triangles, and they extended into the supraclavicular fossa bilaterally.

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