Rice Bodies in MR imaging of Tubercular Tenosynovitis of Wrist Joint: A Rare Manifestation

Manish Kumar, Sudipta Saha, Surajit Das, Samiran Samamta


Muskuloskeletal system is involved in 1-3% of patients with Tuberculosis and involvement of wrist joint at presentation is extremely rare, diagnosis is often missed. Radiological assessment of joint is usually the first step in diagnostic workup. Demonstration of rice bodies on MRI plays a significant role in early diagnosis and prompt treatment to prevent serious joint destruction. Here we describe a patient diagnosed radiologically as tubercular tenosynovitis of wrist with rice bodies demonstrated on MRI.

Key words: Rice body; MRI; Tuberculosis

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