Subscapular Abscess After Blunt Trauma

Babayigit A., Makay B., Demircioglu F., Cakmakci H., Uensal E.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.25, no.6, pp.399-400, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pec.0b013e3181a7927d
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-400
  • Keywords: infection, shoulder, ARTHRITIS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Infection around the shoulder girdle is an infrequent and difficult diagnosis requiring a high index of suspicion and early evaluation by the physician. An infection within the area of the subscapularis Muscle and the chest wall is extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases of subscapular abscess have been reported. In this article, we present a 7-year-old boy with a subscapular abscess after blunt trauma.