An Unusual Bilateral Duplication of the Suprascapular Vein and Its Relation to the Superior Transverse Scapular Ligament Revealed by Anatomage Table

Eleni Panagouli, Alexandra Tsirigoti, Georgia Kotsira, Theano Demesticha, Panagiotis Skandalakis, Theodore Troupis, Dimitrios Filippou

Abstract


Objective. The aim of our paper is to present a rare variation of the suprascapular vein, its incidence and clinical significance.

Case Report. A rare case of a double suprascapular vein was observed in a digi­talized human cadaver on Anatomage Table 5.0. The vein divided into two branches, one passing over the tr

ansverse scapular ligament, while the other one coursed underneath the ligament, inside the notch. Conclusion. This variation has major clinical impor­tance as it is associated with the appearance of Supra­scapular nerve entrapment syndrome.


Keywords


Suprascapular Artery; Scapular Notch; Suprascapular Nerve; Transverse Scapular Ligament; 3D Anatomy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5644/ama2006-124.272

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