Foramen of Langer

The foramen of Langer is a defect in the deep pectoralis fascia. It is a defect at the level of the third intercostal space, through which the upper lateral portion of the breast extends into the axilla forming the axillary tail of Spence.

Anatomy: Thoracic
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rID: 26508
System: Breast
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Langer's foramen

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