winged scapula


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scapula

 [skap´u-lah] (L.)
the flat triangular bone in the back of the shoulder. See anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.
winged scapula one having a prominent vertebral border usually owing to weakness of one of the muscles holding the scapula in place.

winged scap·u·la

condition wherein the medial border of the scapula protrudes away from the thorax; the protrusion is posterior and lateral, as the scapula rotates out; most commonly caused by paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle.
Synonym(s): scapula alata

wing·ed scap·u·la

(wingd skap'yū-lă)
Condition in which the medial border of the scapula protrudes away from the thorax; the protrusion is posterior and lateral, as the scapula rotates out; caused by paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle.
Synonym(s): scapula alata.
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Individual clinical features are observed in different types of MFMs, of which FLNC myopathy mainly presents with weakness of proximal muscles, peculiarly limb girdle weakness.[1] We reported here that two cases of sporadic FLNC -related myopathy were characterized by weakness and atrophy of proximal limbs, especially limb girdle weakness, and winged scapula - features that are consistent with international reports.
Winged scapula caused by rhomboid paralysis: a case report.
Fiddian and King [6] reviewed 209 patients with winged scapula and found 23 different causes; one case was due to scapular osteochondroma.