A 42-year-old housewife was admitted to our clinic because
of shoulder pain. At X-ray and CT, multiple calcifications and
ossifications were seen in the subscapular bursa and glenohumeral
joint. MRI findings were consistent with synovial chondromatosis.
Surgical treatment was planned but the patient refused. Thus
conservative treatment was initiated for pain relief. The shoulder
joint is a rare localization in this disorder. Although our patient’s
symptoms resolved with conservative treatment, we think that
it would be better to perform surgical treatment because of
the increased size and number of loose bodies and minimal or
moderate chondral damage.