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Spinoglenoid notch

Other Terms: Great scapular notch

Description

The notch forms where the acromion, lateral edge of the spine, and neck of the scapula converge. It creates a communication between the supraspinous fossa and infraspinous fossa. The suprascapular vessels and nerves pass through the notch.

Etymology

The term notch refers to an indentation in the margin of a bone. The Latin equivalent for this term is incisure. The term spinoglenoid refers to the location of this notch between the lateral end of the spine and the glenoid cavity.

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