Pectoralis major tears: Anatomy, classification, and diagnosis with ultrasound and MR imaging

Mary M. Chiavaras, Jon A. Jacobson, Jay Smith, Diane L. Dahm

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Abstract

Accurate characterization of pectoralis major tears is important to guide management. Imaging evaluation with ultrasound and MR imaging can be difficult given the complex regional anatomy. In addition, recent literature has redefined the anatomy of the distal pectoralis major. The purpose of this study is to review pectoralis major injuries taking into account new anatomic descriptions using ultrasound and MR imaging, including cadaveric dissection, surgically produced pectoralis tears, and clinical pectoralis tendon tear with surgical correlation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 9 2014

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Classification
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Pectoralis major
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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