A rare giant geode of humeral head in an uncontrolled rheumatoid arthritis: a case report
In this study published in the renowned scientific journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Imuno Brasil present an interesting clinical case involving a 70-year-old patient with difficult-to-control rheumatoid arthritis. The patient exhibits severe arthritis in the shoulder, accompanied by bone erosion, which is associated with a giant pannus-filled geode in the left humeral head.
The research shows that magnetic resonance imaging has proved to be an effective imaging method, capable of identifying bone and soft tissue damage. This method corroborates clinical data, especially when other hypotheses may be involved. In addition, the case report shows the evolution of the treatment, and which medications have managed to be most effective so far.
PIROLA, Fernanda Junqueira Cesar, et al. A rare giant geode of humeral head in an uncontrolled rheumatoid arthritis: a case report. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2023, 24.1: 1-5.https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12891-023-06695-1