A benign soft tissue mass simulating a glenoid labral cyst on unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging

Paul M. Sherman, Timothy G. Sanders, David R De Lone

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A 72-year-old Caucasian man initially presented with a vibratory sensation progressing to pain in his left scapular region. After failed conservative therapy, a left shoulder unenhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging study was performed. Initial interpretation suggested a glenoid labral tear with an associated paralabral cyst. Further review of the images identified heterogeneous increased T2-weighted signal intensity, which led to repeat MR imaging with intravenous contrast and the diagnosis of a solid tumor in the suprascapular notch. The MR appearance of the mass is illustrated and the usefulness of intravenous contrast administration in differentiating between a solid and cystic mass on MR imaging is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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