Vacuum phenomenon in shoulder

Case contributed by Dr Jörgen Strömberg


Boat accident with head trauma, no medical history. Trauma CT carried out according to local routine. The patient had no symptoms from his shoulders.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

There is intra-articular gas in the right shoulder joint, without any other signs of injury to the area.

Case Discussion

The patient had a minor superficial wound to the skull. The CT examinations carried out did not reveal any other traumatic injuries to the head, cervical spine or thorax. 

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Case information

rID: 37389
Case created: 5th Jun 2015
Last edited: 15th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded