Atypical mycobacterial tenosynovitis and bursitis of the wrist.

Authors:
Professor Nail Bulakbasi, MD
Professor Nail Bulakbasi, MD
University of Kyrenia Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiology
Neuroradiology
Kyrenia, KKTC | Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2009 Dec 27;15(4):266-8. Epub 2009 Oct 27.

Department of Radiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey.

Atypical mycobacterial tenosynovitis of the wrist can easily be misdiagnosed as synovial chondromatosis. Both sonography and magnetic resonance imaging plays an important role in depicting "rice bodies" within the distended tendon sheaths and bursae of atypical mycobacterial infection. An endemic place for Mycobacterium species and the occupation of the patient should raise the suspicion for the disease. Polymerase chain reaction of the distended tendon fluid is a sensitive, specific and rapid method in identification of the mycobacteria.

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