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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2007;10(2):232-235.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2007.10.2.232    Published online December 31, 2007.
Multiple Rice Bodies in Subacromial Space: A Case Report
Kyoung Dae Min, Ki Hoon Ryu, Jae Sang Lee, Byung Ill Lee
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea. kdmin@schbc.ac.kr
견봉하 공간의 다발성 미립체 - 증례 보고 -
민경대*·류기훈·이재상·이병일
순천향대학교 의과대학 부천병원 정형외과교실
Abstract
Multiple rice bodies are a rare disorder that is most commonly observed in chronic rheumatoid arthritis patients and as a complication of chronic inflammation in the bursa. However, it can occur in the absence of an underlying systemic disorder. Although it resembles synovial chondromatosis clinically and on imaging, the condition can be discriminated by an analysis of the radiographic and MR appearances. We encountered a case of multiple rice body formation with subacromial bursitis on the shoulder of a 37-year old man suffering from pain and motion limitation. The patient was treated by arthroscopic removal of the multiple rice bodies and a subacromial bursectomy. We present this case with a review of the relevant literature.
Key Words: Subacromial bursitis; Rice bodies; Arthroscopy


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