Supraclavicular foramen

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The supraclavicular foramen is a normal variant and typically found as an incidental finding on radiographs. It occurs in ~4% (range 2-6%) of the population. 

Supraclavicular foramen appear as an osseous tunnel or tunnels, with the most typical position at the superior aspect of the junction of middle and distal thirds of the clavicle

It transmits the supraclavicular nerve and is most often asymptomatic but it has been reported in the literature as a cause of supraclavicular nerve entrapment syndrome

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 26253
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: on chest x-ray
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  • Case 2: on clavicle x-ray
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