PASTA Lesion

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Persistent shoulder pain in rugby player.

Patient Data

Age: 42
Gender: Male

MRI arthrography

This coronal fat-suppressed T1-weighted image through the supraspinatus insertion demonstrates a contrast filled defect at the articular surface, extending for less than 50% of the thickness of the tendon.

At the level of the upper glenoid labrum is present a slap lesion type 3 (Snyder classification) with the central part dislocated in articulation.

Case Discussion

PASTA is the acronym of partial, articular, supraspinatus, tendon, avulsion.


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Case information

rID: 58860
Published: 14th Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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