Case report 815

  title={Case report 815},
  author={Leanne L. Seeger and James H. Lubowitz and Bert J. Thomas},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
Rotator interval tears are an uncommon, but clinically important subtype of rotator cuff tear. As MRI assumes an ever increasing role in the imaging evaluation of the painful shoulder, radiologists must be aware of this entity and appreciate the difficulty in diagnosing these tears with MRI. Differentiation of a true rotator interval tear from normal synovium and capsule in this space is most likely not possible with MRI, and symptoms may be referred and misleading. It is therefore important to… 
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MR imaging of the rotator cuff interval.
The basic normal anatomy of the rotator cuff interval is reviewed, imaging considerations unique to this area, and commonly encountered pathology are reviewed.
Rotator Interval Lesion: Instability & Stiffness
An understanding of the normal and pathologic anatomy can lead to successful diagnosis and treatment of lesions in the rotator interval.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the shoulder: rotator cuff.
Improvements in magnetic resonance techniques, including fast spin-echo imaging and fat saturation, have facilitated demonstration of tendinous abnormalities of the rotator cuff.
Shoulder arthroscopy remains superior to direct MR arthrography for diagnosis of subtle rotator interval lesions
Although MR arthrography has proved to be a valuable tool for diagnosing established RI lesions, it is of intermediate sensitivity fordiagnosing subtle RI lesions resulting in early insufficiency of the biceps pulley system.
MRI of the rotator interval of the shoulder.
The anatomy, function and pathology of the rotator interval is described using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to describe the site of a variety of pathological processes including biceps tendon lesions, adhesive capsulitis and anterosuperior internal impingement.
MR arthrography of rotator interval, long head of the biceps brachii, and biceps pulley of the shoulder.
The rotator interval and the long head of the biceps brachii tendon are anatomically closely associated structures believed to confer stability to the shoulder joint. Abnormalities of the rotator
MR imaging of the glenohumeral ligaments.
The normal MR imaging anatomy, variants and pitfalls of the glenohumeral ligaments, and the basic biomechanics of the Gladiator ligaments are reviewed.
MR imaging of the glenohumeral ligaments.
Bildgebende Verfahren bei Rotatorenmanschettendefekten der Schulter
MR arthrography has significantly improved sensitivity and specificity for partial-thickness tears of the cuff and dynamic ultrasonography can assess the contraction patterns of the supraspinatus and infraspInatus muscles, which may improve decision making in the treatment of shoulder diseases.
MR imaging of the rotator cuff interval.


“Rotator Interval” Lesion
Evidence is presented for the importance of diagnosis and treatment of RI lesions in patients with persistent pain in the shoulder and a close fit of the supraspinatus and the subscapularis attachments.
MR imaging of the shoulder: diagnosis of rotator cuff tears.
MR has good potential for the noninvasive diagnosis of rotator cuff tears, although its ultimate role in this diagnosis must await prospective studies comparing its accuracy with that of sonography, CT, and arthrography.
Rotator cuff impingement syndrome: MR imaging.
Preliminary findings suggest that MR imaging is capable of demonstrating rotator cuff abnormalities in patients with impingement syndrome.
MR imaging diagnosis of rotator cuff tears.
The data suggest that MR imaging is an accurate procedure for the diagnosis of complete rotator cuff tears, and the number of partial tears (three) in this series is too small to evaluate the value of MR imaging in the diagnosisof partial tears.
Shoulder impingement syndrome: MR findings in 53 shoulders.
MR can be used to detect several abnormalities associated with the shoulder impingement syndrome, including subacromial bursitis, supraspinatus tendinitis, and rotator cuff tear.
Displaced proximal humeral fractures. I. Classification and evaluation.
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On the basis of roentgenographic appearance and anatomical lesions in 300 displaced fractures and fracture-dislocations of the proximal end of the humerus, a new classification was made of these
MR of the shoulder with a 0.2-T permanent-magnet unit.