MR patterns of denervation around the shoulder

Sarah Yanny, Andoni P Toms

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The diagnosis of denervation injury as a cause of shoulder pain is conventionally based on clinical findings and electrophysiologic studies. MRI has an important role in identifying direct and indirect signs of neuropathy and can confirm the presence of nerve compression, depict space-occupying lesions, and exclude other intrinsic lesions of the shoulder. In this article, the relevant anatomy, causes, clinical features, and MR appearances of nerve injury and muscle denervation of the shoulder girdle are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)W157-63
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerves
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder Pain

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