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Sprengel Deformity: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Two Pediatric Cases

Alper Dilli1Umit Yaşar Ayaz12Çagrı Damar1Önder Ersan3Baki Hekimoglu1
Date of Submission: 08-Dec-2010, Date of Acceptance: 28-Dec-2010, Date of Web Publication: 11-Feb-2011.
Corresponding Author:
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Alper Dilli

Department of Radiology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: alperdilli@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Alper Dilli

Department of Radiology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: alperdilli@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.76691 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


The characteristics of Sprengel deformity, which is also called congenital high scapula, are malposition and dysplasia of the affected scapula, with possible omovertebral connection. The aim of the present study was mainly to present the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of two pediatric cases of Sprengel deformity. A 7-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy with deformities in their right shoulder were studied. Plain radiographs were obtained. MRI was performed for both children. The fibrous omovertebral connection is depicted in its longest form in one plane. Omovertebral band is best screened in coronal and axial cross sections. We are introducing a new MRI sign which we named as “Ra’s eye” to define the appearance of omovertebral band within the surrounding fat tissue.
Keywords: Magnetic resonance imaging, omovertebral band, sprengel deformity

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