Osteochondrosis of the inferior pole of the scapula (Roca disease)

Abdalla Skaf, Atul K. Taneja

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We report a rare case of osteochondrosis of the inferior pole of the scapula in a 14-year-old boy, an amateur swimmer, that was diagnosed by a combination of clinical and imaging findings. Also known as Roca disease, this is the first article to report this entity in the English literature and demonstrates its computerized tomography and MRI features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Ossification center
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Scapula
  • Shoulder pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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