European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 24 - Number 4
Eur J Anat, 24 (4): 269-272 (2020)

Unusual case of absence of suprascapular notch and foramen

Abdelmonem A. Hegazy1,2, Mohammad A. Hegazy3

1Human Anatomy and Embryology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt2Medical Biotechnology Department, College of Biotechnology, Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST), Six of October City, 12566, Egypt3Orthopedic Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt

ABSTRACT Identification of anatomical variations is es-sential to understand and perfectly manage the correlated clinical disorders. One of such disorders is shoulder pain that might result from entrapment of suprascapular nerve at the narrow supracondy-lar foramen. In this article, we report a rare case of absence of such foramen. With absence of the foramen, there is an increasing potentiality of nerve entrapment beneath the superior scapular transverse ligament. Therefore, investigation of such anatomical variation is suggested for proper management of cases of shoulder pain and dys-function.

Keywords: Anatomical variation Scapula Shoulder pain Suprascapular nerve entrapment

European Journal of anatomy
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