Imaging bicipitoradial bursitis: a pictorial essay

Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Jan;48(1):5-10. doi: 10.1007/s00256-018-2970-0. Epub 2018 May 24.


Although bicipitoradial bursitis is not commonly seen, when it does occur, it can frequently lead to diagnostic difficulty, mimicking either a soft-tissue tumor or infection. Lack of awareness of this uncommon entity can lead to unnecessary anxiety or tissue biopsy. This pictorial essay discusses the normal anatomy of the bicipitoradial bursa and the spectrum of imaging findings of bicipital bursitis.

Keywords: Bicipitoradial; Bursitis; Imaging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bursa, Synovial / pathology
  • Bursitis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Elbow Joint / diagnostic imaging*
  • Elbow Joint / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasonography