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Subacromial-subdeltoid bursa

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 24 Nov 2020

The subacromial-subdeltoid bursa (SASD), also simply known as the subacromial bursa, is a bursa within the shoulder that is simply a potential space in normal individuals.

Gross anatomy

  • extends from below the acromion, over the shoulder and the greater tuberosity of the humerus
  • laterally, the bursa lies over the superior surface of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons
  • it sits deep to the deltoid muscle

Related pathology

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: SASD = 1
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  • Figure 2: shoulder bursa (Gray's illustration)
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  • Case 1: subacromial-subdeltoid bursal injection
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  • Case 2
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    Case 3: on arthrography
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  • Case 4: subacromial bursal injection
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  • Case 5
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