Calcific bursitis of the shoulder

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Acute , non-traumatic left shoulder pain -1 day.

Patient Data

Age: 50 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Radiographs ( AP and True AP standing ) show Periarticular calcification.

Modality: Ultrasound

US - Most of calcification is in bursa with hypervascularity. Small amount of calcification in supraspinatus. Rupture of supraspinatus calcification into bursa leads to bursitis and acute pain.

Case Discussion

The findings are compatible with calcific bursitis of the shoulder.

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Case Information

rID: 14184
Case created: 5th Jul 2011
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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