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.
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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
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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.