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Diagnostics, Volume 7, Issue 3 (September 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) We identified a common anatomical variation in the brachial plexus of a cadaveric sample in which [...] Read more. We identified a common anatomical variation in the brachial plexus of a cadaveric sample in which nerve fibers course through the anterior scalene muscle, potentially becoming impinged, which could lead to a predisposition for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS). Using ultrasonography, we identified this variant in living subjects and found that individuals with nTOS symptoms were significantly more likely to have this variation. The implications for the diagnosis and treatment of nTOS are discussed in detail. View this paper