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Case 14250

Levator claviculae muscle: a normal variant that may be misidentified as pathology.

Author(s)
Barón Ródiz, P; Ocampo Toro, W; Ferreiro Argüelles, C; Pérez Dávila, M; Manrique De Lara Cadiñanos, P.

Department of Radiology,
Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa,
Madrid, Spain
Email:pao_baron@hotmail.com
 
Patient
male, 56 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Axial CT
     

    Axial CT images in cranio-caudal direction show a left lipoma (arrowhead). The right levator claviculae muscle is seen (thin arrow) originating from the trapezius (thick arrow) and lying antero-laterally to the...

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Head and neck; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;

    Axial CT images in cranio-caudal direction show a left lipoma (arrowhead). The right levator claviculae muscle is seen (thin arrow) originating from the trapezius (thick arrow) and lying antero-laterally to the...

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Head and neck; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;

    Axial CT images in cranio-caudal direction show a left lipoma (arrowhead). The right levator claviculae muscle is seen (thin arrow) originating from the trapezius (thick arrow) and lying antero-laterally to the...

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Head and neck; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Sagittal and axial CT
     

    Axial Oblique CT MPR show the levator claviculae muscle (thin arrow): it arises from the trapezius (thick arrow) and has an anterior insertion in the middle third of the clavicle (arrowhead).

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Head and neck; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;

    Sagittal CT MPR show the levator claviculae muscle (thin arrow): it arises from the trapezius (thick arrow) and has an anterior insertion in the middle third of the clavicle (arrowhead).

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Head and neck; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;
     
     
Axial CT images in cranio-caudal direction show a left lipoma (arrowhead). The right levator claviculae muscle is seen (thin arrow) originating from the trapezius (thick arrow) and lying antero-laterally to the levator scapulae muscle (*).
 
Axial CT images in cranio-caudal direction show a left lipoma (arrowhead). The right levator claviculae muscle is seen (thin arrow) originating from the trapezius (thick arrow) and lying antero-laterally to the levator scapulae muscle (*).
 
Axial CT images in cranio-caudal direction show a left lipoma (arrowhead). The right levator claviculae muscle is seen (thin arrow) originating from the trapezius (thick arrow) and lying antero-laterally to the levator scapulae muscle (*).
 
Axial Oblique CT MPR show the levator claviculae muscle (thin arrow): it arises from the trapezius (thick arrow) and has an anterior insertion in the middle third of the clavicle (arrowhead).
 
Sagittal CT MPR show the levator claviculae muscle (thin arrow): it arises from the trapezius (thick arrow) and has an anterior insertion in the middle third of the clavicle (arrowhead).
 
 
 
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