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A CASE OF ACCESSORY PECTORAL MUSCLE: ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS, CLINICAL SYMPTOMS AND RADIOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS

Dr. Arun Kumar.S. Bilodi , Dr Hemant Kumar, Dr Mariappan , David A Ebenezer  Sabita singh. Dr.Paraneeta Suman

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In the present case, accessory pectoral muscle was reported in elderly male with history of fever & cough. The cough was productive & mucoid. He was examined & thoroughly investigated. He was found to have diffused patchy pneumonic consolidation of staphylococcal etiology on both side of lung and was treated according to pneumonia guidelines. A variant of pectoral muscle was an incidental radiological finding by Computed Tomography (CT scan) of thorax and ultrasonography of chest. CT scan and ultrasonography further revealed the presence of abscess formation between accessory pectoral muscles which was drained surgically. The presence of accessory pectoral muscles & its detection in living made us interesting to study. Hence reported.

Keywords: Variant pectoral muscle, Computed Tomography, Abscess formation.


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