Lateral epicondylitis

Case contributed by Shailaja Muniraj
Diagnosis certain


Lateral elbow severe pain. Pain worsens on activity.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

The common extensor origin appears mildly thickened and shows altered hyper-intensities and calcific foci. Partial thickness interstitial tear noted at the humeral extent. The underlying lateral epicondyle shows normal signal intensities.

The postero-lateral aspect of the elbow shows mild skin and subcutaneous thickening.

Radial nerve shows normal signal intensity with no entrapment. Radial collateral ligament shows mild thickening, but no tear.

Radio-capitellar joint space small volume effusion noted. No evidence of abnormal distension of the bicipital radial or olecranon bursa.


The calcific foci at the common extensor origin are well seen on CT images.

Case Discussion

This is a pretty much straight forward case. Reporting points for radiologists:


Special thanks Dr HT Gururaj

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