Clavicular intersection - Intersectio clavicularis

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of the neck > Brachiocephalicus muscle > Clavicular intersection



The clavicular intersection is a clavicular remmant, visible as a transverse often arched, fibrous intersection, plate or tendon.

In carnivores, it is located into the brachiocephalic muscle, between the cleidobrachial and the cleidocephalic muscles, cranial to the shoulder joint. In horses, the clavicular intersection separates the cleidobrachial muscle form both cleidomastoid and omotransversar muscles.

It may be difficult to demonstrate in bo and horses.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke


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