Clavipectoral triangle

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Clavipectoral triangle
Superficial muscles of the chest and front of the arm.
Superficial veins of the upper limb.
Latin trigonum clavipectorale
Anatomical terminology

The clavipectoral triangle (also known as the deltopectoral triangle) is an anatomical region found in humans and other animals. It is bordered by the following structures:

It contains the cephalic vein,[1] and deltopectoral fascia, which is a layer of deep fascia that invests the three structures that make up the border of the triangle, and also the cephalic vein in the triangle.

The subclavian vein and the subclavian artery may be accessed via this triangle, as they are deep to it.

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  1. ^ shoulder/surface/surface1 at the Dartmouth Medical School's Department of Anatomy

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