Subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis of a shoulder with rice bodies is relatively uncommon. The understanding of the pathogenesis of rice body formation is yet approximate only but some clinical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculous arthritis, seronegative inflammatory arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are related to it. We describe a case of a 44 years old female with subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis of her right shoulder with numerous rice bodies’ formation as a presenting feature of rheumatoid arthritis. She underwent subacromial and subdeltoid bursectomy with the removal of rice bodies and had immediate improvement of symptoms.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rice bodies
- Subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis
- Tuberculous bursitis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine