scalenus anticus syndrome

noun

: a complex of symptoms including pain and numbness in the region of the shoulder, arm, and neck that is caused by compression of the brachial plexus or subclavian artery or both by the scalenus anticus muscle

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“Scalenus anticus syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/scalenus%20anticus%20syndrome. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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