De Quervain tenosynovitis

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis almost certain


Pain along the radial aspect of the wrist since 2 months ago.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Peritendinous fluid signal within the first dorsal compartment is seen related to tenosynovitis.

A synovial cyst is present at the dorsal aspect of the wrist and deep to common extensor tendon at the level of wrist proximal and distal row bones.

Case Discussion

Middle-aged female presents with the non-traumatic onset of pain on the radial aspect of the wrist for the last two months. Clinical presentation and imaging findings are suggestive for De Quervain tenosynovitis.

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