Superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) tear


Habitual dislocation

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Fragmented superior labrum in two parts with an anterior detachment of the superior labrum from the underlying glenoid attachment not reaching the biceps anchor complex denoting a SLAP 3 tear.

Moderate joint effusion distending inferior glenohumeral ligament and extending around biceps tendon with humeral avulsion of the inferior glenohumeral ligament (HAGL).

The supraspinatus tendon shows linear hyperintense signal in T2 WI and STIR sequence with no fibers discontinuity denoting partial tear.

 The head of the humerus shows normal bone marrow signal intensity.

Case Discussion

MRI findings of a SLAP type 3 tear with HAGL and associated partial tear of the supraspinatus tendon.

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Case information

rID: 63367
Published: 29th Sep 2018
Last edited: 6th Oct 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: El Borg Radiology Center

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