Mammographic normal variant : the sternalis muscle

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Mammographic normal variant : the sternalis muscle
Creator Meerkotter, D
Subject radiology, surgery sternalis muscle
Description The imaging findings of a normal variant seen on mammography are presented in this article. The sternalis muscle is an uncommon normal variant, seen only in 8% of cadaveric studies. It is increasingly demonstrated with mammography as imaging techniques improve. This normal variant needs to be differentiated from significant pathology and can pose a diagnostic dilemma. In this article the anatomy of this muscle and the imaging findings are discussed. In selected cases computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will be required to investigate the mammographic findings further and these modalities are described regarding the assessment of the sternalis muscle.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2009-08-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v13i3.501
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 13, No 3 (2009); 72 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2009 D Meerkotter