Axillary nerve palsy (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


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

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

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
Published: 12th Jul 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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