Calcific chronic lateral epicondylitis: A histological and ultrastructural study

I. Galliani, M. Columbaro, S. Ferri, A. Valmori, G. Cassiani, M. C. Maltarello, E. Falcieri

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Fragments of insertion tissue from right arm common extensor muscle have been collected from a 25-year patient with chronic lateral epicondylitis. Specimens, processed for light (LM) and electron (EM) microscopy, evidentiated a variety of degenerative alterations, such as focal hyalinosis, lipoidosis, collagen fiber redistribution, calcifications and vascular changes. Evidence of collagen normal function maintenance and turnover have been also observed in tenocytes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-459
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Submicroscopic Cytology and Pathology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997


  • Chronic lateral epicondylitis
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Electron microscopy
  • Light microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Histology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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