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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;53(5):680-682.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.53.5.680   
Chest Pain Caused by the Trigger Points in the Scalenus Muscle: A case report.
Yoon Ji Choi, Sung Uk Choi, Hye Won Shin, Hye Won Lee, Hae Ja Lim, Seong Ho Chang
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. torchid@korea.ac.kr
Myofascial pain syndrome is very common disease but cause symptoms that are easily misdiagnosed as other conditions. The authors report a case of chest pain caused by the trigger points in the scalenus muscle. A 43 year-old man had chest pain without any history of trauma or infection. And, there were not any abnormal findings by cardiology and pulmonary evaluation. On physical examination, the scalenus muscle had the trigger points, and the chest pain was successfully treated by trigger point injections.
Key Words: chest pain; myofascial pain syndrome; scalenus muscle; trigger point injection
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