J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2004 Sep;39(5):498-501.

Arthrographic Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Full-Thickness Tears of the Rotator Cuff: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Guri Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri, Korea. parkts@hanyang.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Guri Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri, Korea.

Abstract

We report a case of full-thickness rotator cuff tear with operative confirmation, which was arthrographically intact. In this case, there was a discrepancy between conventional arthrography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which suggested a full-thickness tear of the rotator cuff. The cause was confirmed to be an intact synovial capsule of the shoulder joint with a torn rotator cuff.

Keyword

Rotator cuff; Full-thickness tear; Arthrography; Pitfall; MRI

MeSH Terms

Arthrography
Diagnosis*
Joint Capsule
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Rotator Cuff*
Shoulder Joint
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