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Multiple Rice Body Formation in Subacromial and Subdeltoid Bursal Spaces
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  • Journal title : Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow
  • Volume 19, Issue 2,  2016, pp.96-100
  • Publisher : Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • DOI : 10.5397/cise.2016.19.2.96
 Title & Authors
Multiple Rice Body Formation in Subacromial and Subdeltoid Bursal Spaces
Shin, John Junghun; Lee, Jun-Pyo; Kim, Doo-Sup;
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We encountered a rare condition of rice body in subacromial and subdeltoid spaces in a patient with unremarkable medical history. Although it is uncommon, there have been continued reports on its formation in certain type of infective and inflammatory arthritis. However, except for a traumatic event, evaluation yielded no known and conceivable cause for his chronic inflammatory bursitis. Relatively typical findings for rice body on magnetic resonance imaging have been described, and in our case the imaging prompted us to schedule early removal, which is generally accepted as the management of choice to prevent further progression of symptoms. The symptoms of the shoulder showed significant improvement, and a close follow-up schedule has been recommended for observation of recurrence and development of any foreseeable underlying cause.
Shoulder joint;Subacromial bursitis;Rice bodies;
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