The supraclavicular fossa

E. E. Christensen, G. W. Dietz

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The presence of a supraclavicular fossa and the visibility of its floor on chest radiographs have been ignored in the radiologic literature. In a study of 500 randomly selected chest radiographs, we could identify the floor of the fossa in 29% of patients. There is extreme normal variation in the visibility, depth, and symmetry of the two sides. However, the fossa floor is a frequent normal finding with which all radiologists should be familiar and which can occasionally stimulate a parenchymal lung abnormality such as a fluid level or an emphysematous bleb in the upper outer lung fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume118
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1976

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Christensen, E. E., & Dietz, G. W. (1976). The supraclavicular fossa. Radiology, 118(1), 37-39.

The supraclavicular fossa. / Christensen, E. E.; Dietz, G. W.

In: Radiology, Vol. 118, No. 1, 1976, p. 37-39.

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Christensen, EE & Dietz, GW 1976, 'The supraclavicular fossa', Radiology, vol. 118, no. 1, pp. 37-39.
Christensen EE, Dietz GW. The supraclavicular fossa. Radiology. 1976;118(1):37-39.
Christensen, E. E. ; Dietz, G. W. / The supraclavicular fossa. In: Radiology. 1976 ; Vol. 118, No. 1. pp. 37-39.
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