The wound involved the latissimus dorsi, and the external and internal oblique muscles of the abdomen.
The laceration at the latissimus dorsi muscle was then approximated with No.
It is covered by the latissimus dorsi and the posterior muscular mass of the arm.
Attention was then turned on the laceration of the latissimus dorsi muscle where the missile had passed through it.
From its wide expanse on the back it is known as the latissimus dorsi (broadest of the back).
latissimus dorsi la·tis·si·mus dor·si (lā-tĭs'ə-məs dôr'sī)
A muscle with origin from the spinous processes of the lower thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, the median ridge of the sacrum, and the outer lip of the iliac crest, with insertion into the humerus, with nerve supply from the thoracodorsal nerve, and whose action adducts the arm, rotates it medially, and extends it.