Which imaging findings of the shoulder are characteristic of hemophilia?

Updated: Sep 27, 2019
  • Author: Lars J Grimm, MD, MHS; Chief Editor: Felix S Chew, MD, MBA, MEd  more...
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As in the hip joint, osteonecrosis may occur in the shoulder joint (see the following image).

Radiograph of the shoulder of a 35-year-old man wi Radiograph of the shoulder of a 35-year-old man with hemophilia. This image shows advanced degenerative joint disease. The infiltrate in the lung is due to a fungal infection as a complication of the patient's positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status.

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