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A comprehensive review of the normal, abnormal, and post-operative MRI appearance of the proximal biceps brachii

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Abstract

The biceps brachii myotendinous unit, particularly the long head of the biceps tendon and its labral attachment, is a common cause of shoulder and arm pain. Its complex anatomy and normal variations can present a challenge when interpreting MR images. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the proximal biceps anatomy, variants, pathology, and post-operative appearance as seen on MRI. Recent data regarding the accuracy of clinical examination and MRI will be summarized.

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The authors would like to thank Drs. Scott Mair, Scot Sherwood, and John Payan for contributing their cases.

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Rosenthal, J., Nguyen, ML., Karas, S. et al. A comprehensive review of the normal, abnormal, and post-operative MRI appearance of the proximal biceps brachii. Skeletal Radiol 49, 1333–1344 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-020-03415-x

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Keywords

  • Biceps
  • Long head
  • Short head
  • Labrum
  • Tenodesis
  • Tenotomy
  • Slap
  • Shoulder
  • MRI