[Endogenous bilateral compression syndrome of the suprascapular nerve. Overview and case report]

Nervenarzt. 1993 Oct;64(10):677-80.
[Article in German]


Entrapment of the suprascapular nerve with shoulder pain and atrophic paresis of both the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles has been known since the fifties. So far a bilateral entrapment of the suprascapular nerve has rarely been described. We present a report of an endogenous bilateral entrapment neuropathy of the suprascapular nerve and discuss the differential diagnoses in relation to therapeutic and prognostic consequences.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscular Atrophy / diagnosis
  • Muscular Atrophy / physiopathology
  • Muscular Atrophy / surgery
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / surgery
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Peripheral Nerves / physiopathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
  • Scapula / innervation*
  • Synaptic Transmission / physiology