Scalene tubercle

Scalene tubercle

First rib.
Latin Tuberculum musculi scaleni anterioris

Anatomical terms of bone

The scalene tubercle is a small projection that runs along the medial border of the first rib between two grooves, which travel anteriorly for the subclavian vein and posteriorly for the subclavian artery. It projects outward medially and is the site of insertion for scalenus anterior.[1]

See also


  1. Phillippe, Dartvelle (2006). "Anterior Approach to Superior Sulcus Tumors" (PDF). Science Direct. Squibb Institute for Medical Research. 11 (2): 154. Retrieved July 2011. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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