Calcific bursitis of the shoulder

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


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

Patient Data

Age: 50 yrs
Gender: Female

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


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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rID: 14184
Published: 5th Jul 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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