Tumor at the Shoulder Point

  • Constantine P. Karakousis


Tumors at the shoulder point arising in the subcutaneous tissue are apt to be detected when they are small because of their prominence and accessibility to self-inspection and palpation. The acromioclavicular arch and the adjacent muscles may be removed, providing some margin around the tumor, without causing significant interference with the shoulder joint and range of motion.


Significant Interference Shoulder Joint Trapezius Muscle Deltoid Muscle Biopsy Incision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantine P. Karakousis
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  1. 1.State University of New York at Buffalo Kaleida HealthBuffaloUSA

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