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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Dec;46(6):486-9. doi: 10.5090/kjtcs.2013.46.6.486. Epub 2013 Dec 6.

Operative management in a patient with scapulothoracic bursitis.

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Korea.


Scapulothoracic bursitis, an uncommon lesion, has been reported to be a painful disorder of scapulothoracic articulation. The articulation may become inflamed secondary to trauma when overused because of sports or work that requires repetitive or constant movement of the scapula against the posterior chest wall. The bursitis usually appears as a growing mass at the scapulothoracic interface and is often confused with a soft tissue tumor. We report on a patient with scapulothoracic bursitis who underwent surgical excision.


Pseudotumor; Synovial bursa; Thoracic wall

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