De Quervain tenosynovitis - MRI

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


35 year old female with 9 month history of dorsal radial wrist pain.

Patient Data

Gender: Female


Case Discussion

MRI reveals thickening of the first dorsal compartment tendons of the wrist (abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis). There is increased fluid within the tendon sheath.  Post-contrast there is local enhancement. 

Findings are consistent with De Quervain tenosynovitis

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Case information

rID: 9891
Published: 30th May 2010
Last edited: 17th Mar 2017
Tag: wrist
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