Nocturnal seizure and simultaneous bilateral shoulder fracture-dislocation

BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Feb 2;2016:bcr2015213489. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-213489.


An otherwise fit and well 27-year-old man presented with acute onset unexplained bilateral shoulder pain, and was found to have bilateral shoulder fractures and dislocations on imaging. Although features were atypical, a nocturnal seizure causing the bilateral shoulder fractures was suspected and EEG showed features compatible with epilepsy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Epilepsy / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Shoulder Dislocation / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Dislocation / etiology*
  • Shoulder Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Fractures / etiology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed