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1.2 Superficial dissection, male pectoral region

1.2 Superficial dissection, male pectoral region

The platysma muscle, which descends to the 2nd or 3rd rib, is cut short on the right side of the specimen; together with the supraclavicular nerves, it is reflected on the left side. The thin pectoral fascia covers the pectoralis major. The clavicle lies deep to the subcutaneous tissue and the platysma muscle. The cephalic […]

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1.1 Surface anatomy of male pectoral region

1.1 Surface anatomy of male pectoral region

The subject is adducting the shoulders against resistance to demonstrate the pectoralis major muscle. The pectoralis major muscle has two parts, the sternocostal and clavicular heads. The anterior axillary fold is formed by the inferior border of the sternocostal head of the pectoralis major muscle. The axillary fossa (“armpit”) is a surface feature overlying a […]

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