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Complete avulsion of the triceps tendon: MRI diagnosis.

Authors
  • Tiger, E1
  • Mayer, D P
  • Glazer, R
  • 1 Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA 19146.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
51–54
Identifiers
PMID: 8448764
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Avulsion of the triceps tendon is a rare injury. We report a case of complete avulsion of the triceps tendon diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and confirmed surgically. The excellent soft tissue contrast and multiplanar imaging capability of MRI makes it an ideal tool to diagnose this disorder. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of MRI diagnosis of complete avulsion of the triceps tendon.

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