Anomaly of the supraclavicular nerve: Case report and review of the literature

Academic Article


  • We report a male cadaver found to have his right intermediate branch of the supraclavicular nerve piercing the clavicle. No other anomalies were found in this specimen. Following a review of the literature, it appears that symptoms related to this finding are rare but do occur most commonly involving the intermediate branch of the supraclavicular nerve. Symptoms may be alleviated with surgical decompression of the entrapped nerve. Although rare, the clinician should include entrapment of the supraclavicular nerve within the clavicle in their differential diagnosis of shoulder pain. © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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  • Tubbs RS; Salter EG; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 599
  • End Page

  • 601
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 7