Bone metastasis to the scapula

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Shoulder pain not responding to physio - minimal change on ultrasound. No radiograph performed prior to MRI.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male
MRI

Typical mass lesion in the spine of the scapula - no radiographs performed at time of the ultrasound.   

Case Discussion

Ulrasound is of very limited value in older patients with shoulder pain.  X-rays should always be performed in addition and careful examination of all bony structures undertaken not just the glenohumeral joint and immediate surrounds.

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Case information

rID: 16962
Case created: 5th Mar 2012
Last edited: 22nd Sep 2015
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