Three-dimensional reconstruction of a levator claviculae muscle

J. Fasel, P. Gailloud, F. Terrier

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During routine radiological examination of a 72 year-old woman a soft-tissue shadow in the left posterior triangle of the neck was observed. Three-dimensional reconstruction of this structure suggested that it might be a muscular variant: a levator claviculae muscle. In our case it took origin from the upper part of the cervical column and was inserted into the lateral third of the clavicle. With this example as a background, the general significance of anatomical muscular variants for modern imaging techniques is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-305
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical and Radiologic Anatomy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Myology
  • Three-dimensional reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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