Chassaignac bursa

Chassaignac bursa (also known as retromammary bursa or submammary serous bursa) is the space behind the breast

It contains loose connective tissue and aids in mobility of the breast on the thoracic wall. Posteriorly it is bound by the pectoral fascia and anteriorly by the deep layer of the superficial fascia.  


Thoracic anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 16298
System: Breast
Section: Anatomy
Tags: breast, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Retromammary bursa
  • Submammary serous bursa
  • retromammary space
  • Chassaignac's bursa

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