Geyser sign (shoulder)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Swelling in right acromioclavicular joint region for about last 2 - 3 months.

Patient Data

Age: 70 yrs
Gender: Female

There is a lobulated cystic lesion ( about 25 x 20 x 15 mm ) abutting the cranial surface of the right acromioclavicular joint. It appears to communicate with the joint.

There is non-visualization of the long head biceps tendon, supraspinatus tendon, infraspinatus tendon and subscapularis tendon.

There is a varing degree of fatty atrophy and volume loss involving muscle bellies of the long head biceps, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus.

There is a reduction of acromion-humeral space.

Case Discussion

Elderly female presented with swelling in the right acromioclavicular joint region. Ultrasound shows a lobulated cyst abutting and communicating right acromioclavicular joint with chronic, massive rotator cuff tear. It is known as a Geyser sign.

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Case information

rID: 56137
Published: 13th Oct 2017
Last edited: 22nd Oct 2017
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