suprascapular notch


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su·pra·scap·u·lar notch

a notch on the superior border of the scapula through which the suprascapular nerve passes.
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Variations in suprascapular notch with or without an anomalous superior transverse scapular ligament is a cause for suprascapular nerve entrapment syndrome.
Background: The suprascapular notch of scapula is converted into a foramen by superior transverse scapular ligament (STSL) with the suprascapular nerve passing through the foramen and the suprasca-pular vessels passing above it.
Nerve injury at the suprascapular notch affects the innervation of both the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles, whereas injury at the spinglenoid notch, which is relatively infrequent, only affects the infraspinatus muscle.
The test indicated right suprascapular neuropathy at the suprascapular notch with supraspinatus and infraspinatus involvement, evidence of mild ongoing denervation and mild chronic neuropathic changes of the suprascapular nerve with absence of right cervical radiculopathy or brachial plexopathy.
Medial margin of Costal cartilage of first (2006) suprascapular notch rib medial to inferior belly of omohyoid and laterally blends with the capsule of acromioclavicular joint Kutoglu et al.
Blockade of the nerve in the suprascapular notch does achieve this, but is associated with a small risk of pneumothorax (8,19,20).
The size and shape of the suprascapular notch may be a factor in suprascapular nerve entrapment.
Initial diagnosis of suprascapular nerve entrapment at the suprascapular notch was made on the basis of clinical findings.
1] The superior border has a deficient portion near the base of coracoid process which is known as suprascapular notch.
1979) have in their report of the anatomical variations observed in the suprascapular notch area described six different types.