Long head of biceps brachii tendon pathology

Long head of biceps brachii tendon pathology can be examined both with ultrasound and/or MRI. 

Radiographic features


The findings on ultrasound indicating tendinopathy are the same as with other tendons:

  • tendon sheath effusion: non-specific as it communicates with the glenohumeral joint
  • thickening or thinning of the tendon
  • irregularity of the tendon borders
  • absence of the normal fibrillary appearance (note: beware anisotropy)

Other pathology in the region of long head of biceps tendon include

  • intra-articular ganglion cyst originating from the intertubercular groove 5,6


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rID: 1598
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • LHB tendon pathology

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