SLAP tear - type III

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Anterior instability of the left shoulder without prior dislocation.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male

MRI Arthrography Shoulder

There is SLAP lesion type III (Snyder classification) at the 12 o'clock position (a bucket-handle tear of the superior labrum with an intact biceps tendon anchor).

There is quite a bit of contrast extravasation posteriorly by a posterior injection.


Case Discussion

The sublabral foramen is positioned between 1 and 3 o'clock anterior to the lip-bicep complex and represents the space between the anterosuperior portion of the glenoid lip and the adjacent glenoid cartilage. It should not be confused with a sublabral recess or SLAP tear, which are also located in this region.

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Case information

rID: 60680
Published: 13th Jun 2018
Last edited: 20th Jun 2018
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