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scalene

1. Maths (of a triangle) having all sides of unequal length
2. Anatomy of or relating to any of the scalenus muscles
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The main etiology described for DSN entrapment is hypertrophy of the middle scalene muscle causing compression of the nerve as it passes through.
In English literature, there are only five reported cases of intramuscular hemagioma that were all originating from scalene muscles (3-6).
Other anomalies included abnormal position of the brachial plexus within or around the scalene muscles, abnormal configurations of the roots, trunks or branches, and attenuated roots not fitting the description of a pre- or postfixed brachial plexus.
The interscalene groove was then palpated by rolling the fingers posterolaterally from this border over the belly of the anterior scalene muscle into the groove.
2,4,6,10,11) Compression of the vein in the thoracic outlet through lateral abduction of the arm or hypertrophy of subclavian or anterior scalene muscles can cause turbulence in the vein, which is exacerbated by increased venous flow experienced during exercise.
Falla D, Jull G, Edwards S, Koh K, Rainoldi A (2004b) Neuromuscular efficiency of the sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscles in patients with chronic neck pain.
The scalene muscles are paravertebral muscles which begin at the first and second ribs and pass up into the sides of the neck, varying in the number of their costal and vertebral attachments, as well as in the interrelationships caused by the fusion of numerous fasciculi.
The thoracic outlet is the opening between the scalene muscles and the rib cage.
Neural elements were identified adjacent to the scalene muscles, and the probe was moved downwards in a para-sagittal plane towards the clavicle.
The subclavian artery emerges from between the anterior and middle scalene muscles and becomes the axillary artery as it passes the first rib.