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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Since the SCM is used as a myocutaneous flap in various graft surgeries (8,9) and the lesser supraclavicular fossa is utilized for central venous access (10), these variations must be kept in mind while approaching the region to avoid complications.
The two clavicular heads of origin of sternocleidomastoid muscle were separated by a wider triangular interval (compared to the interval between the sternal head and normal clavicular head), which corresponds to one more surface depression, the additional lesser supraclavicular fossa.
Metastases from the tracheobronchial tree and the genitourinary and gastrointestinal systems are the most frequently occurring malignant lesions of the supraclavicular fossa.
The pain is usually localised to medial end of the involved clavicle and it may radiate to supraclavicular fossa, ipsilateral anterior thorax and shoulder.
Physical examination revealed a soft, smooth and mobile mass measuring about 10 cm, in the left supraclavicular fossa and left lateral side of neck.
He was first diagnosed in 1983 and had been treated with primary radiotherapy: 7,000 rads to the right neck, 5,400 rads to the right supraclavicular fossa, and 6,600 rads to the ear and upper neck.
Computed tomography showed a well defined, multilocular, cystic lesion in the right supraclavicular fossa (Figure-1a).
The neck was supple without cervical adenopathy, but an ill-defined, very tender mass at the right base of the neck extended into the supraclavicular fossa.
Examination revealed a 12 x 10-cm nontender soft-tissue mass with indistinct margins in the right supraclavicular fossa.

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