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Vol 75, No 1 (2016)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-08
Submitted: 2015-01-04
Accepted: 2015-04-29
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Suprascapular foramen: a rare variation caused by ossified suprascapular ligaments

S. Cirpan, N. Gocmen-Mas, F. Aksu, M. Edizer, S. Karabekir, A. O. Magden
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2015.0073
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Pubmed: 26365855
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Folia Morphol 2016;75(1):21-26.

open access

Vol 75, No 1 (2016)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-08
Submitted: 2015-01-04
Accepted: 2015-04-29

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of the suprascapular foramen in West Anatolian population.

Materials and methods: Eighty-one dried human scapulae of West Anatolian people of unknown ages and gender belonging to the Anatomy Department Laboratory of Dokuz Eylul University Medical School were examined macroscopically. The vertical and transverse diameters of the suprascapular foramen and central thickness of the ossified ligaments were measured with calliper in millimetres and digital calliper, respectively.

Results: We observed the suprascapular foramen due to ossification of the suprascapular ligament only in 2 of 81 (2.47%) scapulae. The vertical and transverse diameters of the suprascapular foramen and central thickness of the ossified ligaments (No. 1 and No. 2) were measured as 8.0 mm vs. 4.0 mm, 3.6 mm vs. 2.0 mm and 4.0 mm vs. 1.4 mm, respectively.

Conclusions: The suprascapular foramen caused by ossified suprascapular ligament is rarely observed variation in West Anatolian population.  

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of the suprascapular foramen in West Anatolian population.

Materials and methods: Eighty-one dried human scapulae of West Anatolian people of unknown ages and gender belonging to the Anatomy Department Laboratory of Dokuz Eylul University Medical School were examined macroscopically. The vertical and transverse diameters of the suprascapular foramen and central thickness of the ossified ligaments were measured with calliper in millimetres and digital calliper, respectively.

Results: We observed the suprascapular foramen due to ossification of the suprascapular ligament only in 2 of 81 (2.47%) scapulae. The vertical and transverse diameters of the suprascapular foramen and central thickness of the ossified ligaments (No. 1 and No. 2) were measured as 8.0 mm vs. 4.0 mm, 3.6 mm vs. 2.0 mm and 4.0 mm vs. 1.4 mm, respectively.

Conclusions: The suprascapular foramen caused by ossified suprascapular ligament is rarely observed variation in West Anatolian population.  

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Keywords

suprascapular foramen, suprascapular notch, suprascapular ligament

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Title

Suprascapular foramen: a rare variation caused by ossified suprascapular ligaments

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 75, No 1 (2016)

Pages

21-26

Published online

2015-09-08

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2015.0073

Pubmed

26365855

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2016;75(1):21-26.

Keywords

suprascapular foramen
suprascapular notch
suprascapular ligament

Authors

S. Cirpan
N. Gocmen-Mas
F. Aksu
M. Edizer
S. Karabekir
A. O. Magden

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