October 2018

Is the mass anterior of the biceps tendon a cyst or something else?

Clinical information

Middle age male patient with shoulder pain examined for SONOZORG a primary care ultrasound facility

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Is the mass anterior of the biceps tendon a cyst or something else

Is the mass anterior of the biceps tendon a cyst or something else
Is the mass anterior of the biceps tendon a cyst or something else
Another transverse image of the bicipital groove
Another transverse image of the bicipital groove
Longitudinal image of the biceps tendon
Longitudinal image of the biceps tendon
Another longitudinal image of the biceps tendon with the cystic looking mass anterior
Another longitudinal image of the biceps tendon with the cystic looking mass anterior
Transverse image of the subscapularis tendon
Transverse image of the subscapularis tendon
Calcific tendinosis
Calcific tendinosis
This is another patient with calcifications anterior of the biceps tendon
This is another patient with calcifications anterior of the biceps tendon
Transverse image of the same patient
Transverse image of the same patient
This is another patient with calcifications clearly in the bursa
This is another patient with calcifications clearly in the bursa
This is another patient with calcifications clearly in the bursa
This is another patient with calcifications clearly in the bursa
Longitudinal image of a calcific tendinitis in the resorbing phase don,t mistake this for a tendon rupture
Longitudinal image of a calcific tendinitis in the resorbing phase don,t mistake this for a tendon rupture
Transverse image of the same patient
Transverse image of the same patient
This is the X ray of the shoulder of the same patient
This is the X ray of the shoulder of the same patient

Conclusion

The lesion anterior of the biceps tendon is not a cyst but a resorbing calcification in the bursa.
In case of a calcific bursitis always look for a calcific (tendinosis) tendinitis.
Calcifications in the bursa or the tendon can have very different aspects depending on the state they are in. In this case the resorbing state

Details

  • Sex: Male
  • Body part: Shoulder

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System