Partial rupture of pectoralis major muscle

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right dominant arm. Active sports - Cricket, medium fast bowling. H/o Jerk while bowling? 1 week back followed by right anterior axillary fold/pectoralis region pain, swelling, skin discoloration. No fever. Reduced ability / unable to bowl thereafter.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

There is subchondral sclerosis involving greater tuberosity of humeral head. There is no fracture or dislocation.


There is heterogeneous echopattern area involving sternal head of pectoralis muscle; meassuring about 40 x 24 mm. It involves near full thickness of muscle. There are fluid clefts / fluid- fluid level in it. However, there is no vascularity.

Clavicular head of pectoralis major is normal. Pectoralis tendon is intact. Pectoralis minor muscle is normal.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings of partial rupture of sternal head of pectoralis major muscle in case of sports related injury.

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Case information

rID: 50562
Published: 11th Jan 2017
Last edited: 12th Jan 2017
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