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Two cases of suprascapular neuropathy in a family
  1. M Ravindran
  1. Ibn Sina Hospital, PO Box 25427 13115, Safat, Kuwait;


    Suprascapular entrapment neuropathy is well known in certain athletes, especially volleyball players. A brother and sister presented with right shoulder pain and wasting of the scapular muscles, particularly the infraspinatus. They had played volleyball for over six years and were forced to retire because of disability. Investigations showed involvement of the rhomboid muscles also, suggesting a probable extension of this syndrome to other nerves in the region such as the dorsal scapular nerve.

    • familial
    • entrapment neuropathy
    • suprascapular nerve entrapment

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