Olecranon bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Ayaz Hidayatov


Painful swelling on the elbow. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Bones are within normal limits. No fracture or cortical destruction noted.

There is enlarged olecranon bursa on the lateral view.


MR demonstrates fluid collection within olecranon bursa and inflammatory changes in the adjacent soft tissues.

The signal intensity of the bones and muscles are within normal limits.

Case Discussion

Olecranon bursitis is an inflammation of the soft tissues of the olecranon bursa at the elbow. This can be a result of repetitive use, trauma, or inflammatory conditions.

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Case information

rID: 80699
Published: 31st Jul 2020
Last edited: 4th Aug 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Medistyle hospital

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