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Case 10953

Calcific prepatellar bursitis - 'housemaid's knee'

Author(s)
Anastasia Kalovidouri, Max Scheffler

Geneva University Hospital,
Department of Radiology,
Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4,
1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
 
Patient
female, 67 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Radiographs of both knees
     

    Anteroposterior radiograph of right knee showing multiple calcifications projecting onto tibial spines.

     
    Area of Interest: Extremities; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi; Occupational / Environmental hazards;

    Anteroposterior radiograph of left knee with an almost symmetrical image.

     
    Area of Interest: Extremities; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi; Occupational / Environmental hazards;

    Lateral radiograph of the right knee confirming prepatellar location of well-defined calcifications.

     
    Area of Interest: Extremities; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi; Occupational / Environmental hazards;

    More numerous calcifications are seen in the same location on the left side.

     
    Area of Interest: Extremities; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi; Occupational / Environmental hazards;

    Axial radiograph of both knees with prepatellar calcifications projecting onto patellae.

     
    Area of Interest: Emergency; Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi; Occupational / Environmental hazards;
     
     
Anteroposterior radiograph of right knee showing multiple calcifications projecting onto tibial spines.
 
Anteroposterior radiograph of left knee with an almost symmetrical image.
 
Lateral radiograph of the right knee confirming prepatellar location of well-defined calcifications.
 
More numerous calcifications are seen in the same location on the left side.
 
Axial radiograph of both knees with prepatellar calcifications projecting onto patellae.
 
 
 
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