Supraspinatus calcific tendinitis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Retired school teacher, chronic shoulder and right upper limb pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
CT

CT Right shoulder

Hyperattenuated lesion with amorphous morphology at the region of the supraspinatus tendon. 

Case Discussion

Calcific tendonitis (also know as Calcifying Tendinitis of the Shoulder) refers to a build-up of calcium in the rotator cuff (calcific deposit). When calcium builds up in the tendon, it can cause a build-up of pressure in the tendon, as well causing a chemical irritation. This leads to pain.

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Case information

rID: 17102
Published: 16th Mar 2012
Last edited: 30th Apr 2018
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