Pisiform bursitis: A forgotten pathology

Ferdinando Draghi, Bettina Gregoli, Chandra Bortolotto

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Abstract

Pisiform bursitis is a disease often forgotten in both everyday practice and medical literature. The pisiform bursa is not constant; when present, it is located between the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris and pisiform bone. Bursitis causes pain in the medial side of the wrist and enters into the differential diagnosis of various diseases of this anatomic region, in particular, with enthesitis of the flexor carpi ulnaris and the ganglion of piso-pyramidal compartment. We present the sonographic appearance of pisiform bursitis in a symptomatic patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-561
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • Bursitis
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Pisiform bone
  • Ultrasonography
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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