Bifid biceps tendon

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Right shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

The long head of the biceps brachii muscle is bifid, located in the bicipital groove.

The larger head of the bifid biceps tendon shows abnormal intrasubstance increased fluid signal and thickening due to tendinosis.

Fluid signal also is seen around the bifid biceps tendon due to tenosynovitis.

Abnormal intrasubstance increased signal and thickening is present along the course of the supraspinatus, subscapularis and infraspinatus tendons due to tendinosis.

A subacromial-subdeltoid bursa is present.

There is capsular hypertrophy, as well as degenerative changes in the capsule and the acromioclavicular joint. Type II acromion.

Case Discussion

Case of a congenitally bifid biceps brachii tendon with tendinosis.

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Case information

rID: 72608
Published: 3rd Dec 2019
Last edited: 4th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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