The Bilateral Sternalis:
An Uncommon Anatomical Variant
Dr. Preeti P. Thute
C/O Dr. B. C. Bakane
Flat No.11, Engineerâ€™s apartment,
Laxminagar, Wardha, Maharashtra, India â€“ 442001.
Phone: 9673451050, 9850326242
In the present era of the medical practice, an increased alertness for a thorough knowledge of the anatomical variants with a clinical significance has been recorded, in order to minimize the risks of misdiagnosis and the surgical complications thereof. We are reporting a series of 50 cadaveric dissections of the pectoral region with a 2% incidence of the sternalis muscle. The existence of the sternalis muscle and its location, orientation and early identification are necessary in breast surgeries. So also in the imaging of the chest wall by CT and MRI and the mammographic evaluation of breast lesions.