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Mil Med. 2013 Dec;178(12):e1379-83. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00192.

Sprengel deformity presenting as a post-traumatic injury in an afghan boy: a case report.

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Department of Surgery, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Naval Hospital Box 555191, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5191.


Sprengel deformity is a rare congenital anomaly that involves the shoulder joint and scapula. We treated a young Afghan boy who was presented to the German Level II Provincial Reconstructive Team in Kunduz, Afghanistan, with the complaint of a shoulder deformity evolving after an accident that occurred several years before the presentation of the patient to clinic. Physicians maximized the available resources for the diagnostic workup by arranging for his computed tomography scan at the German Level III Hospital at Mazar-e-Sharif and then reviewing the study through teleradiology. The presence of a Coalition Surgical Team allowed the delivery of advanced surgical care by combining the specialized surgical skills of three upper extremity surgeons deployed to the area.

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