Axillary nerve palsy (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Weakness on outward rotation and elevation of the right arm. No history of shoulder surgery or trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Case Discussion

Fatty atrophy of the teres minor and the dorsal parts of the deltoid muscle. There was some synovial thickening in the axillary recess of the shoulder joint. Another lesion in the quadrangular space could not be found.

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Case Information

rID: 14289
Case created: 12th Jul 2011
Last edited: 14th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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