Effective arthroscopic treatment of large, anteriorly extended spinoglenoid cysts

Jung Ho Park, Yong Seuk Lee, Jong Woong Park, Jae Chul Yoo, Jong Woo Kang, Joon Soo Park

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Despite their rarity, several modalities have been used to treat spinoglenoid cysts of the shoulder. Recently, a report was issued on arthroscopic decompression through a communication hole and posterior capsulotomy through the glenohumeral joint. However, complete cystectomy is not possible using these methods if a cyst is large or extends anteriorly. Here, the authors describe a method of extra-articular complete cystectomy through the bursal space, which was used in three patients with large spinoglenoid cysts that extended anteriorly. All three patients were able to return to work without restriction, and in the two patients that underwent follow-up MRIs, cysts were completely resolved and the infraspinatus muscle mass had partially recovered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-426
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar


  • Arthroscopy
  • Extra-articular approach
  • Shoulder
  • Spinoglenoid cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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