Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 51–52 | Cite as

Acute bursitis calcarea trochanterica in an infant, with perforation into the hip joint demonstrated by arthrogram

  • R. Stenström
  • L. Gripenberg
Case Reports


A case of bursitis calcarea trochanterica acuta is reported in a boy aged four months. The calcification was amorphous, and arthrography revealed extension into the hip joint. The lesion was treated surgically.

Key Words

Bursitis calcarea trochanterica Arthrography Hip joint 


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© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Stenström
    • 1
  • L. Gripenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyAurora HospitalHelsinkiFinland

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