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Pectoralis Injury
Michael J. Tuite, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Synonyms

          • Pectoralis major tear, pectoralis major rupture
        • Definitions

          • Tear of pectoralis major tendon or muscle
            • Pectoralis minor tendon tears are uncommon

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • MR Findings

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  PATHOLOGY

                  • General Features

                    • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Demographics

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              Selected References

                              1. Butt U et al: Pectoralis major ruptures: a review of current management. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 24(4):655-62, 2015
                              2. Carney B et al: Complete rupture of the pectoralis major tendon: comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and intraoperative images. PM R. 7(6):671-3, 2015
                              3. Chiavaras MM et al: Pectoralis major tears: anatomy, classification, and diagnosis with ultrasound and MR imaging. Skeletal Radiol. 44(2):157-64, 2015
                              4. Haley CA et al: Pectoralis major injuries: evaluation and treatment. Clin Sports Med. 33(4):739-56, 2014
                              5. Potter BK et al: Pectoralis major ruptures. Am J Orthop. 35(4):189-95, 2006
                              6. Zvijac JE et al: Pectoralis major tears: correlation of magnetic resonance imaging and treatment strategies. Am J Sports Med. 34(2):289-94, 2006
                              7. Weaver JS et al: Sonographic findings of pectoralis major tears with surgical, clinical, and magnetic resonance imaging correlation in 6 patients. J Ultrasound Med. 24(1):25-31, 2005
                              8. Dodds SD et al: Injuries to the pectoralis major. Sports Med. 32(14):945-52, 2002
                              9. Carrino JA et al: Pectoralis major muscle and tendon tears: diagnosis and grading using magnetic resonance imaging. Skeletal Radiol. 29(6):305-13, 2000
                              10. Lee J et al: MR imaging assessment of the pectoralis major myotendinous unit: an MR imaging-anatomic correlative study with surgical correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(5):1371-5, 2000
                              11. Connell DA et al: Injuries of the pectoralis major muscle: evaluation with MR imaging. Radiology. 210(3):785-91, 1999
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Clinical Issues

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Synonyms

                                      • Pectoralis major tear, pectoralis major rupture
                                    • Definitions

                                      • Tear of pectoralis major tendon or muscle
                                        • Pectoralis minor tendon tears are uncommon

                                    IMAGING

                                    • General Features

                                      • MR Findings

                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                              PATHOLOGY

                                              • General Features

                                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                  • Presentation

                                                    • Demographics

                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Butt U et al: Pectoralis major ruptures: a review of current management. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 24(4):655-62, 2015
                                                          2. Carney B et al: Complete rupture of the pectoralis major tendon: comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and intraoperative images. PM R. 7(6):671-3, 2015
                                                          3. Chiavaras MM et al: Pectoralis major tears: anatomy, classification, and diagnosis with ultrasound and MR imaging. Skeletal Radiol. 44(2):157-64, 2015
                                                          4. Haley CA et al: Pectoralis major injuries: evaluation and treatment. Clin Sports Med. 33(4):739-56, 2014
                                                          5. Potter BK et al: Pectoralis major ruptures. Am J Orthop. 35(4):189-95, 2006
                                                          6. Zvijac JE et al: Pectoralis major tears: correlation of magnetic resonance imaging and treatment strategies. Am J Sports Med. 34(2):289-94, 2006
                                                          7. Weaver JS et al: Sonographic findings of pectoralis major tears with surgical, clinical, and magnetic resonance imaging correlation in 6 patients. J Ultrasound Med. 24(1):25-31, 2005
                                                          8. Dodds SD et al: Injuries to the pectoralis major. Sports Med. 32(14):945-52, 2002
                                                          9. Carrino JA et al: Pectoralis major muscle and tendon tears: diagnosis and grading using magnetic resonance imaging. Skeletal Radiol. 29(6):305-13, 2000
                                                          10. Lee J et al: MR imaging assessment of the pectoralis major myotendinous unit: an MR imaging-anatomic correlative study with surgical correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(5):1371-5, 2000
                                                          11. Connell DA et al: Injuries of the pectoralis major muscle: evaluation with MR imaging. Radiology. 210(3):785-91, 1999