The patient had painful shoulder movement that could have been attributed to rotator cuff and acromioclavicular joint disease. However, magnetic resonance imaging and electromyography were compatible with trapping of the suprascapular nerve. The treatment of rotator cuff disease and excision of the lipoma led to the resolution of the patient's symptoms. This case is presented as an unusual cause of suprascapular nerve entrapment with a review of its course and anatomy.
According to Endo, there are approximately 600,000 patients in the United States each year. The CCH potentially offers an alternative for patients who may choose to avoid surgery, and therefore, potentially avoid surgically related complications, namely, hematomas, sutures, an activity restricted and general anesthesia or local. CCH can also treat more moderate-to-severe cases in which patients do not want or can not undergo surgery and more severe patients with difficult or multiple lipomas for which surgery involves a significantly elevated risk or is not a practical treatment.
First-pass MRI perfusion with medio-ventricular short axis showed no improvement (arrows). This indicates that the mass is poorly perfused compared to the normal resting myocardium. The Editor-in-Chief of Images in Cardiovascular Medicine is Hugh A. McAllister, Jr., MD, Head of Department of Pathology, St Epicopal Hospital of St Luke and Texas Heart Institute, and Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Texas Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine.
A lipoma is a benign tumor of the breast. Thus, adipose tissue is the main component of a lipoma. Essentially, a lipoma is a pocket of fat that is encapsulated by a thin fibrous capsule. Lipomas are very common and can occur in many areas of the body.
Mary O’Connor, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida, discusses the spectrum of Fatty tumors, including liposarcoma. Because there are several…