Rheumatoid subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis with rice bodies: A case report

Bibhuti Nath Mishra, Rishi Ram Poudel, Anuja Jha, Nirajan Mainali, Manoj Bhattarai

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)514-517
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Osteochondomatosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rice bodies
  • Subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis
  • Tuberculous bursitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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