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Subcutaneous Acromial Bursa
Connective Tissue

Subcutaneous Acromial Bursa

Bursa subcutanea acromialis

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Structure

The subcutaneous acromial bursa is a fluid-filled sac which sits between the acromion and the overlying subcutaneous tissue.

Function

The subcutaneous acromial bursa protects the acromion of the scapula.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Bursitis

—Septic bursitis

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