Humeral head avascular necrosis in steroid therapy

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Left shoulder pain for about two months without trauma while on steroid therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

In T1-weighted sequences there is oval osteolysis with thin outer bone sclerosis at the humeral greater tuberosity compatible with necrosis.

Modest associated joint effusion.

Acknowledgment: Dr S S A Eleonora Renzi

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Case information

rID: 40716
Published: 31st Oct 2015
Last edited: 1st Nov 2015
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