Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University (Oct 2015)

Complete Absence of Suprascapular Notch: A Case Report

  • Rohini Mohan Pawar,
  • Mohan Nagorao Pawar

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 04, no. 04
pp. 150 – 153


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Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment (SSNE) is an acquired neuropathy secondary to compression of suprascapular nerve in the Suprascapular Notch (SSN). Complete ossification of superior transverse scapular ligament may be a cause for suprascapular nerve entrapment. The absence of suprascapular notch is not very common condition, though its prevalence was quoted by Indian authors to be varying from 1.36% to 32.46% in different parts of the country. It is considered to be a predisposing factor for suprascapular nerve entrapment neuropathy. We noticed a male scapula without suprascapular notch in osteology section of Forensic Medicine department. In this case we observed costal and dorsal surfaces of the left scapula of a male without suprascapular notch at its superior border. The details of the said scapula are discussed in this report.