Long head biceps tendon dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Shoulder pain. Referred for ultrasound

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

Medial dislocation of long head biceps tendon is seen from bicipital groove. Biceps tendon is intact.

Supraspinatus, infraspinatus and subscapularis tendons are intact.

Case Discussion

The finding of non visualization of long head biceps tendon in bicipital groove has two differentials:

  • medial dislocation of intact tendon ( as in this case )
  • complete tear of tendon

With medial dislocation of biceps tendon, subscapularis tendon deserves more attention to check its integrity.

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Case Information

rID: 10973
Case created: 5th Oct 2010
Last edited: 8th May 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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