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Choi, Park, Kim, Kim, Shon, and Park: Calcific Tendinitis of the Supraspinatus Tendon in a 7-year-old Girl - A Case Report -


Calcific supraspinatus tendinitis is extremely rare in children. We report a case of a 7-year-old girl with painful calcific supraspinatus tendinitis of the right shoulder. The child was treated with arthroscopic surgery. After surgery, she made a full recovery. The radiographs taken six month after surgery showed no recurrence of the calcification. Physicians should be aware that unspecific shoulder pain in children can be caused by calcific supraspinatus tendinitis.

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Fig. 1
Calcific deposits in the right shoulder AP view.
Fig. 2
T1 weighted axial (A) and T2 weighted sagittal (B) images of the right shoulder show calcification in the supraspinatus tendon.
Fig. 3
Hard calcific deposit like a chalk was observed in the arthroscopic subacromial view. Arthroscopic shaving was done.
Fig. 4
Plain radiograph 6 month after surgery showed no recurrence of calcium deposition.


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