Pectoralis minor syndrome is a medical condition characterised by compression of the neurovascular bundle in the pectoral region due to hypertrophy or spasm of the pectoralis minor muscle. Manifesting as pain, numbness, and tingling sensations in the upper limb, it is often misdiagnosed due to similarities with thoracic outlet syndrome.

Its etiology points towards physical activities that overuse or strain the shoulder region, leading to tightening and shortening of the pectoralis minor muscle. Diagnosis involves physical examination for specific signs like Gilliatt-Sumner hand or elevated-arm stress test (EAST), supplemented by imaging procedures such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Ultrasound.

Affected individuals may experience relief through conservative management involving physiotherapy techniques focused on stretching and strengthening exercises for related muscles. In cases unresponsive to conservative measures, surgical intervention targeting the problematic muscle may be recommended.



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