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Bursitis
Alex W. H. Ng, MBChB, FRCR, FHKCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Bursopathy, student's elbow (olecranon bursitis), ischial tuberosity (ischiogluteal) bursitis, trochanteric (hip) bursitis, prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee), infrapatellar bursitis (preacher's knee)
            • Definitions

              • Bursitis: Inflammation of lining of bursa
                • Bursa: Synovial-lined sac interspersed between tissues at areas of friction
                • 2 types of bursae
                  • Synovial bursae: Constant synovial-lined bursae, which develop in utero in defined anatomical locations
                  • Adventitious bursae: Nonsynovial-lined bursae, which are acquired post partum due to friction between opposing tissues

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Chang KV et al: An uncommon cause of anterior elbow pain: diagnosis and injection for bicipitoradial bursitis using ultrasonography. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 33(4):212-213, 2017
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                                        References
                                        Tables

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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Bursopathy, student's elbow (olecranon bursitis), ischial tuberosity (ischiogluteal) bursitis, trochanteric (hip) bursitis, prepatellar bursitis (housemaid's knee), infrapatellar bursitis (preacher's knee)
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Bursitis: Inflammation of lining of bursa
                                                      • Bursa: Synovial-lined sac interspersed between tissues at areas of friction
                                                      • 2 types of bursae
                                                        • Synovial bursae: Constant synovial-lined bursae, which develop in utero in defined anatomical locations
                                                        • Adventitious bursae: Nonsynovial-lined bursae, which are acquired post partum due to friction between opposing tissues

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Consider

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Chang KV et al: An uncommon cause of anterior elbow pain: diagnosis and injection for bicipitoradial bursitis using ultrasonography. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 33(4):212-213, 2017