Multiple rice body formation in chronic subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis: MR appearances

Clin Radiol. 1996 Jul;51(7):511-4. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(96)80193-0.


Multiple rice body formation is an unusual complication of chronic bursitis. Clinically and macroscopically, it can resemble synovial osteochondromatosis. Radiographic and MR appearances, however, may allow an accurate pre-operative diagnosis. The imaging features of two middle-aged women with multiple subacromial/subdeltoid bursa rice bodies are described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bursitis / diagnosis*
  • Bursitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Shoulder Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Joint / pathology*