Scapular osteochondroma

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski


Prominent scapula with crepitus of the shoulder and snapping.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

A bony exostosis is present along the anterior surface of the medial aspect of the scapular body, extending into the scapulothoracic articulation. 

Annotated image

The osteochondroma is indicated by the white arrow. 

Case Discussion

An osteochondroma arising from the anterior surface of the scapula is a common cause for snapping scapula and/or scapulothoracic bursitis. Abnormal/variant curvature of the scapula or a prominent Lushka tubercle are also common causes. 

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Case information

rID: 61321
Published: 28th Jun 2018
Last edited: 13th Sep 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Palmer College of Chiropractic

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