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Bilateral anterior glenohumeral dislocation and coracoid processes fracture after seizure: acute MRI findings of this rare association

  • Atul Kumar Taneja
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author. Departamento de Radiologia Musculoesquelética, Hospital do Coração (HCor) and Teleimagem, Rua Desembargador Eliseu Guilherme.
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    Departamento de Radiologia Musculoesquelética, Hospital do Coração (HCor) and Teleimagem, São Paulo, Brazil

    Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
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  • Luis Pecci Neto
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    Departamento de Radiologia Musculoesquelética, Hospital do Coração (HCor) and Teleimagem, São Paulo, Brazil

    Alta Diagnósticos, São Paulo, Brazil
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  • Abdalla Skaf
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    Departamento de Radiologia Musculoesquelética, Hospital do Coração (HCor) and Teleimagem, São Paulo, Brazil

    Alta Diagnósticos, São Paulo, Brazil
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Published:September 18, 2013DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.08.007

      Abstract

      We report a rare case of bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation associated with coracoid processes fracture after a seizure episode in a 37-year-old woman. This combination of findings is rare, especially by the presence of bilateral coracoid processes fracture. Possible mechanisms related are direct trauma of humeral heads over the coracoid processes or sudden pull of biceps short head attachment site during uncontrolled contractures. Few reports published similar combination of injuries, and to our knowledge, this is the first to demonstrate its acute features by magnetic resonance imaging. A review of the literature is also presented.

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