Calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff as a cause of drooping shoulder

N. Prato, A. Banderali, C. E. Neumaier, M. Dahmane, C. Martinoli, L. E. Derchi

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We describe a case of inferior glenohumeral subluxation or drooping shoulder secondary to acute calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff. The various etiologies of drooping shoulder and the specific causes determining glenohumeral widening in our report are discussed. The importance in recognizing this uncommon complication of a common abnormal finding and correction by aspiration is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2003


  • Calcification
  • Drooping shoulder
  • Glenohumeral joint subluxation
  • MRI
  • Radiographs
  • Rotator cuff

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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