|History: 40 y/o male with shoulder pain.|
|Diagnosis: Fraying of the bursal surface of the supraspinatus tendon.|
|Discussion: Note how the T1WIs miss this lesion, which relies on the fluid present in the bursa for demonstration. Since the undersurface of the cuff is intact and there is no leak of contrast into the subacromial bursa, the T1 images cannot detect the partial tear. Tendonopathy is suggested, however, on the T1WIs.|
|References: Source: John Hunter's MSK Teaching File: Shoulder Case 55|
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Case Number: 792110Last Updated: 10-20-2004 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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