Supraspinatus calcific tendinitis
Retired school teacher, chronic shoulder and right upper limb pain.
CT Right shoulder
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Hyperattenuated lesion with amorphous morphology at the region of the supraspinatus tendon.
Calcific tendonitis (also know as Calcifying Tendinitis of the Shoulder) refers to a build-up of calcium in the rotator cuff (calcific deposit). When calcium builds up in the tendon, it can cause a build-up of pressure in the tendon, as well causing a chemical irritation. This leads to pain.