Supraspinatus calcific tendinitis with intraosseous migration

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti

Presentation

Intense pain for two months.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Calcific tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon with penetration the greater tuberosity cortex. 

Calcific tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon with penetration the greater tuberosity cortex (yellow arrowhead).

Case Discussion

More often, the penetration of calcium into the cortex occurs at the level of the tuberosity where there are associated signs of calcific tendinopathy of supraspinatus.

Cortical erosions and intraosseous migration of calcifications associated with calcific tendinopathy of supraspinatus can lead to the differential diagnosis of tumor and infection.

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Case information

rID: 60678
Published: 30th May 2018
Last edited: 31st May 2019
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