Sprengel deformity (bilateral)

Case contributed by Dr Kewal Arunkumar Mistry


Cosmetic deformity with mild bilateral shoulder stiffness.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male

Both scapulae are elevated with superomedial angles reaching up to transverse process of T1 vertebra which corresponds to grade II Sprengel deformity according to the Rigault classification.

Case Discussion

Sprengel deformity, or congenital elevation of the scapula, is a complex deformity of the shoulder and is the most common congenital shoulder abnormality. An initial diagnosis can often be made on radiography, but CT or MRI is often necessary to evaluate the details of the abnormality.

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Case information

rID: 35082
Published: 21st Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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