Olecranon bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Wadah Ahmed


Non-traumatic soft mass at posterior aspect of left elbow, slowly growing over several years. No pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Targeted ultrasound to the posterior left elbow shows a complex fluid collection within the left olecranon bursa

Case Discussion

Complex fluid collection equals 6.0 x 5.9cm seen within the left olecranon bursa, highly suggestive of bursitis. No associated hyperemia. No loose bodies seen.

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