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Huge Bursitis and Bursal Synovial Osteochondromatosis Associated With Scapular Osteochondroma Mimicking a Giant Calcific Mass of the Chest Wall

Tuncer, Kutsi, MD; Izgi, Emine, MD; Cankaya, Bahar, MD; Ogul, Hayri, MD; Kantarci, Mecit, MD

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: January 2019 - Volume 98 - Issue 1 - p e1–e3
doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000983
Case Report

Osteochondroma is the most common benign bone tumor, but it rarely arises from the scapula. Scapulothoracic bursitis is quite rare and osteochondroma is one of the unusual causes of this condition. Synovial chondromatosis may occur extremely uncommonly in this bursa. We reported an unusual case of scapulothoracic bursitis with synovial chondromatosis, which is caused by osteochondroma. To the best of our knowledge, there is no defined chondromatosis in the scapulothoracic bursa secondary to scapular osteochondroma in the literature.

From the Department of Orthopedic, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey (KT); and Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey (EI, BC, HO, MK).

All correspondence should be addressed to: Hayri Ogul, MD, Kazim Karabekir Mah, Terminal Cad, Site Polat Apt, B Blok, Kat 1, No 2, Erzurum, Turkey.

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