Cubital bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Pain and a palpable mass in the cubital fossa

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

Complex, thick-walled, enhancing cystic mass (containing internal septation) in the cubital fossa intimately related to the biceps tendon insertion onto the radial tuberosity hence the alternative name of bicipito-radial bursa.


Ultrasound performed prior to percutaneous aspiration and steroid injection

Complex, thick-walled cystic mass with internal septation adjacent to the brachial neurovascular bundle

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Case information

rID: 31589
Published: 17th Oct 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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