Absence of the inferior portion of the trapezius muscle in three family members

Bergin, Michael, Elliot, James and Jull, Gwendolen (2011) Absence of the inferior portion of the trapezius muscle in three family members. Manual Therapy, 16 6: 629-635.


Author Bergin, Michael
Elliot, James
Jull, Gwendolen
Title Absence of the inferior portion of the trapezius muscle in three family members
Journal name Manual Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-689X
1532-2769
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.math.2011.07.006
Volume 16
Issue 6
Start page 629
End page 635
Total pages 7
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Absence of the trapezius muscle is regarded as relatively rare. This report presents the clinical observations for absence of the inferior portion of the trapezius muscle in three family members that were later confirmed in vivo with magnetic resonance imaging. The absences occurred in two sisters and the son of one sister. The inferior portion of trapezius was absent bilaterally in the sisters but was absent on the left side only in the son. These findings support the notion of a genetic link as one of the possible causes of this aplasia. There were overt functional implications for the absence of the lower portion of the trapezius in one female where there was high demand on the upper limbs in competitive swimming.
Keyword Trapezius
Aplasia
Magnetic resonance imaging
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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