Upper limb deep vein thrombosis due to Langer's axillary arch

Claire Magee, Claire Jones*, Stuart McIntosh, Denis W. Harkin, Stuart McIntosh

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Abstract

Langer's axillary arch is a recognized muscular anomaly characterized by an accessory muscular band crossing the axilla that rarely causes symptoms. We describe a patient who presented with an upper limb deep vein thrombosis caused by this aberrant muscle, which we believe is the first reported case. Axillary surgery with division of the aberrant muscle relieved upper limb venous obstruction in this patient. (J Vase Surg 2012;55:234-6.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-236
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • AXILLOPECTORAL MUSCLE

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