Tuberculous Tenosynovitis of the Wrist: A Report of Two Cases with Special Reference to Magnetic Resonance Findings

Bagir M. , Sayit E.

CURRENT MEDICAL IMAGING, vol.15, no.5, pp.517-520, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1573405614666180919141141
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT MEDICAL IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-520


Background: Tuberculous tenosynovitis of the wrist is rare among cases of musculoskeletal tuberculosis. It is a slow, progressive disease with silent symptoms, leading to a late diagnosis. Also, it can be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis, pyogenic infections, and inflammatory tenosynovitis. Thus, patients present with destructive changes of the bone and joint, as well as abscesses, often receive incorrect or unnecessary medical and surgical treatment.