Levator claviculae: A case report and review of the literature

M. Loukas, A. Sullivan, R. S. Tubbs, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja

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Abstract

The levator claviculae is an uncommon anatomical variant found in the posterior cervical triangle. In this report we present a 78-year-old man with this muscular variation, which was found during gross anatomical dissection. While sites of insertion and origin have been variable, in the present case the muscle originated from the left transverse processes of C3 and C4, and inserted onto the lateral third of the ipsilateral clavicle. Clinical considerations of this variant anatomy are of interest, as they may present in patients as a supraclavicular mass and may also mimic pathology on cross-sectional imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalFolia Morphologica
Volume67
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Cervical
  • Clavicle
  • Neck

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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    Loukas, M., Sullivan, A., Tubbs, R. S., & Mohajel Shoja, M. (2008). Levator claviculae: A case report and review of the literature. Folia Morphologica, 67(4), 307-310.