De Quervain tenosynovitis (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Nine-month history of dorsal radial wrist pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

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. 

Case Discussion

Findings are consistent with De Quervain tenosynovitis

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Case information

rID: 9891
Published: 30th May 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Tag: wrist
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