Een vrouw met gezwollen schouders

Diagnose in beeld
Sophie Moerman, Marijn Vis en Joost W. Colaris

A woman with swollen shoulders

A 65-year-old woman, who had been suffering from erosive rheumatoid arthritis, presented with swollen shoulders. Also, she experienced a weary feeling in her left arm. An MRI scan of the left shoulder showed multiple nodules (‘rice bodies’) in the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa. We extracted the nodules via a deltopectoral approach, after which the symptoms disappeared.

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