Ultrasound description and follow up of painful cervical interspinous bursitis in a Polymyalgia Rheumatica patient – a case report

Plamen Todorov Todorov, Anastas Zgurov Batalov


We present a Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) case with active Cervical Interspinous Bursitis (CIB) causing debilitat-ing neck pain as the most intensive symptom of the disease as reported by the patient. CIB was diagnosed and followed by Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS). MSUS examination of patient’s posterior cervical region reviled well demarcated an-/ hypoechoic lesions around and cranially of the spinous processes of the sixth and seventh cervical vertebra. The initial detailed sonographic characteristics of the CIB are described, as well as the evolution of lesions size and extent with the treatment and patient’s clinical improvement. To our knowledge this is the rst detailed sonographic description of CIB in PMR.


Cervical Bursitis; Ultrasound; Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu-4127


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