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Vol 64, No 3 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2005-06-22
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Severe bilateral atrophy of the spinati muscles in a cadaver

R. Shane Tubbs, E. George Salter, W. Jerry Oakes
Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):224-225.

open access

Vol 64, No 3 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2005-06-22
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

During the routine dissection of a 62-year-old male cadaver, bilateral atrophy of the supra and infraspinatus muscles was observed. The suprascapular nerves, cervical spinal cord and surrounding muscles were found to be normal. We propose that, in the face of normal histology and other normal shoulder girdle muscles and normal nerves, this case represents an instance of Parsonage-Turner syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the first report of bilateral spinati atrophy in a cadaver.

Abstract

During the routine dissection of a 62-year-old male cadaver, bilateral atrophy of the supra and infraspinatus muscles was observed. The suprascapular nerves, cervical spinal cord and surrounding muscles were found to be normal. We propose that, in the face of normal histology and other normal shoulder girdle muscles and normal nerves, this case represents an instance of Parsonage-Turner syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the first report of bilateral spinati atrophy in a cadaver.
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Keywords

denervation syndromes; shoulder; muscle atrophy; muscle wasting

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Title

Severe bilateral atrophy of the spinati muscles in a cadaver

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 3 (2005)

Pages

224-225

Published online

2005-06-22

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):224-225.

Keywords

denervation syndromes
shoulder
muscle atrophy
muscle wasting

Authors

R. Shane Tubbs
E. George Salter
W. Jerry Oakes

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