Sternalis muscle revisted in South Indian male cadaver: A case report

Kumar M.R. Bhat, Bhagath Kumar Potu, Siddaraju Gowda

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Introduction: Sternalis/rectus sternalis is a rare muscle found in the chest wall. Only 3-5% of the cases are found world wide. Case presentation: Here we report the case of Sternalis in the 60-year-old South Indian male cadaver. This report discusses the origin, orientation, relations of this muscle. Conclusion: Importance of the knowledge of the presence of these rare muscles in clinical diagnosis and therapeutic implications is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6318
JournalCases Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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