Rudimentary Hypoplastic Suprascapular Notch with Posterior Groove Extension in a Nigerian Scapula

Oladayo Sunday Oyedun


Variations in size and shapes of Suprascapular Notch (SSN) are documented etiological factors associated with Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment Syndrome (SNES).

During routine bone collection for teaching purposes, a rudimentary hypoplastic “V” shaped SSN was found in a Nigerian scapula. The SSN extended posteriorly into a shallow groove which continued posteriorly as a curved ridge ending on a large nutrient foramen.

Knowledge of anatomical Variation of SSN is important for accurate localization of site of suprascapular nerve (SN) entrapment.

Keywords: rudimentary, hypoplastic, posterior groove, suprascapular notch.

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