Calcific tendinosis - pectoralis major

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Acute onset, non-traumatic origin of right anterior shoulder pain - 2 days.

Patient Data

Age: 52 yrs

There is calcification in pectoralis major tendon. There is surrouding soft tissue odema. Size of calcification is about 16 x 16 x 8 mm.  There is no tear pectoralis major tendon.

Rotator cuff tendons are normal.

Case Discussion

Findings of calcific tendinosis involving pectoralis major tendon. Leak of calcium in surrounding soft tissue results in local inflammation which is cause of acute onset of pain in anterior shoulder.

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Case information

rID: 47230
Published: 5th Aug 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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