Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 , Vol 63 , Num 2

A rare cause of shoulder pain: axillary web syndrome

Yasin Demir 1 ,Ümüt Güzelküçük 1 ,Serdar Keskburun 1 ,Evren Yaşar 1 ,Arif Kenan Tan 1
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center, Ankara, Turkey DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2017.21855 A 40-year-old male patient was admitted with complaints of right shoulder pain and decreased range of motion for two days. He was diagnosed with axillary web syndrome. Palpable subcutaneous cord which extended from axillary crease down to the ipsilateral arm was revealed. He was administered a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and arranged 15 sessions of physical therapy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case to be reported in the literature without any known etiology, and we call attention of clinicians to this syndrome. Keywords : Axillary web syndrome; pain; physical therapy