Synchronous subacromial and subdeltoid bursal abscess and pyomyositis of rotator cuff muscles caused by Viridans Streptococcus

Shoulder & Elbow, 05/16/2012

The authors describe the clinical presentation, radiological investigations and strategies for the management of a 56–year–old female who presented with purulent subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis and abscess formation in the rotator cuff muscles as a result of viridans Streptococcus infection. Because of its deep anatomic location, primary subacromial/subdeltoid septic bursitis and pyomyositis of rotator cuff muscles are rarely reported.

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