CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

Compound palmar ganglion causing compressive neuropathy of the median nerve


Department of Orthopaedics, People's College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Tribhuwan Narayan Singh Gaur
Department of Orthopaedics, People's College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal - 462 037, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/joas.joas_16_16

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Tuberculosis (TB) of synovial sheath of tendon is uncommon, it is a severe form of extrapulmonary TB, diagnosis is obvious on clinical grounds in later stages, but is always confirmed by histopathology. Here, we are presenting a case of a 50-year-old female, who presented to us with gradual increasing swelling in her left hand and wrist and numbness over left thenar eminence. The patient was successfully treated with debulking operation and anti-tubercular drugs. Tubercular tenosynovitis of wrist and hand is a severe form of extrapulmonary TB. Intraoperatively, the presence of rice body or melon seed bodies is pathognomonic for confirming the diagnosis. Early diagnosis and intervention give good prognosis.


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