Research Article| Volume 13, ISSUE 4, P574-576, July 1988

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Tuberculous synovitis with “rice bodies” presenting as carpal tunnel syndrome

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      A 41-year-old man had typical symptoms and signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. At operation there were multiple large rice bodies along the flexor tendons with a great deal of adherent synovitis involving the index finger. Widespread surgical debridement with excision of involved synovium was done. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured from the tenosynovium excised.
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