Unilateral absence of the thoracic part of the trapezius muscle

Unilateral absence of the thoracic part of the trapezius muscle

Author Garbelotti, S. A. Google Scholar
Rodrigues, CFD Google Scholar
Sgrott, E. A. Google Scholar
Prates, J. C. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Fed Univ Alagoas
Univ Itajai Valley
Abstract The absence of some muscles, such as pectoralis major, serratus anterior and quadratus femoris have been described, however the absence of trapezius, either in isolation or in association with other structures, is not often observed. in this case study, we present a case of partial absence of the left trapezius muscle in an adult black male cadaver, which had a large aponeurosis replacing the ascending fibres and some of the transverse fibres of the muscle. Histological analysis showed the presence of a few muscle fibres in the aponeurosis. From a functional viewpoint, it is possible that this individual would have had difficulty in moving his shoulder, especially during flexion. abduction and circumduction of the arm.
Keywords absence
upper limb
Language English
Date 2001-04-01
Published in Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy. New York: Springer-verlag, v. 23, n. 2, p. 131-133, 2001.
ISSN 0930-1038 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 131-133
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00276-001-0131-x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000169116800013
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26516

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