Long subscapular nerve palsy - post axillary nodal clearance producing latissmus dorsi atrophy

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Routine post chemotherapy scan

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Gross atrophy of right lat. dorsi muscle (arrow). 

Surgival clip in right axilla following lymph node excision for treatment of breast malignancy.

CT scan performed 3 years prior to axillary clearance. Note normal and symmetrical latissimus dorsi muscle on the right

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Case information

rID: 16525
Published: 25th Jan 2012
Last edited: 18th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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