A 51-year-old male with shoulder pain and limited range of motion

Fatih Erdem, Emrah Akay, Bahar Yanik Keyik


A 51-year-old male patient who had complaint of pain and limitation of movement in his left shoulder was admitted to our department with preliminary diagnosis of impingement. In another medical center, his condition was misdiagnosed as scapular fracture. While complete blood count test and other biochemical parameters such as creatinine, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase levels were in the normal range, only significant laboratory finding was elevated C-reactive peptide level (18,6 mg/L). The only radiological study of the patient was a plain abdominal radiograph that was acquired 3 years ago (Fig. 1). Due to persisting symptoms an MRI (Fig. 2) and subsequent CT scan (Fig. 3) of the left shoulder were performed.


Coracoclavicular ligament ossification, sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis, ankylosing spondylitis, extraspinal involvement

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.36162/hjr.v6i4.419


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