Unusual variation of the inferior attachment of the pectoralis minor muscle

Turan-Ozdemir S., Cankur N.

CLINICAL ANATOMY, vol.17, no.5, pp.416-417, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ca.20010
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ANATOMY
  • Page Numbers: pp.416-417


An unusual inferior attachment of pectoralis minor muscle was found on the right side of a male cadaver. The tendinous attachment, originating only from the 5th rib, was detected during the routine practical dissections. There were no other associated features in the thoracic region of this cadaver. We believe that this variation that has not been reported previously in the literature, should be taken into consideration by the surgeons. (C) 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.