Calcific tendinitis: a pictorial review.

  title={Calcific tendinitis: a pictorial review.},
  author={Daniel Siegal and Jim S. Wu and Joel S. Newman and Jose Luis Del Cura and Mary G. Hochman},
  journal={Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes},
  volume={60 5},
Calcific tendinitis is caused by the pathologic deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite crystals in tendons and is a common cause of joint pain. The disease typically affects the shoulder and hip, with characteristic imaging findings; however, any joint can be involved. Occasionally, calcific tendinitis can mimic aggressive disorders, such as infection and neoplasm, especially on magnetic resonance imaging. Radiologists should be familiar with the imaging findings to distinguish calcific… CONTINUE READING
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