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Subacromial-subdeltoid calcific bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Acute onset of non-traumatic left shoulder pain and weakness - 3 days.

Patient Data

Age: 53 years
Gender: Female


Calcification is noted in supraspinatus tendon

Involving  - posterior fibers. Size - 16 x 8 mm.  Posteror acoustic shadowing - Present

Leak of calcification is noted in to subdeltoid-subacromian bursa causing moderate effusion and wall hypervascularity.

Biceps tendon is normal in position and echopatten.

Infraspinatus tendon -  normal echogenity. No tear is noted.

2 mm calcification  in subscapularis tendon. No tear is noted.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest calcific tendinosis and bursitis.


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Case information

rID: 23074
Published: 20th May 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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