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Isolated Pectoralis Minor Tendon Rupture with Subclavian Vein Thrombosis

Authors
  • Loske, Stefan
  • Taha, Mohy E.
  • Carstens, Claus
  • Dietrich, Kai A.
  • Frank, Christian
Type
Published Article
Journal
Case Reports in Orthopedics
Publisher
Hindawi Limited
Publication Date
Jan 26, 2021
Volume
2021
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2021/8865592
PMID: 33575052
PMCID: PMC7857928
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Case Report
License
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Abstract

Isolated insertional ruptures of the pectoralis minor tendon at the coracoid process are a rare condition. Hitherto, very few cases have been reported in the literature. A precise diagnosis is often difficult to obtain and commonly requires advanced imaging to confirm the suspicion and rule out concomitant injuries. All cases reported in the literature to date have been treated conservatively, with excellent results and no further complications. Here, however, we present the case of a patient who had developed a subclavian vein thrombosis. Furthermore, we provide an overview over and draw comparisons to the cases described in the literature. Despite the effectiveness of the conservative treatment, physicians should be aware that adverse events may occur.

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