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Talukder S, Bandyopadhay A, Biswas S, Chakraborty S, Chakrabarti S. Imaging of Compound Palmar Ganglion with Pathologic Correlation. S Afr J Rad. Abstract: Compound palmar ganglion or tuberculous tenosynovitis of flexor tendons of wrist and hand is a rare disease. The incidence of extra-pulmonary. Compound palmar ganglion of tubercular origin with carpal tunnel syndrome is an uncommon condition. The aim of this study is to make.

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The condition was associated with pain which was worse at night, disturbing sleep. Compound palmar ganglion, Chronic flexor tenosynovitis, Melon seed bodies.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak ;17 4: Click below to enlarge Figure 3: Eur J Plastic Surg ; J Bone Joint Surg Br ; A rare manifestation of tuberculosis. The clinical picture is very typical and is always confirmed by histopathology.

Furthermore, the patient had a history of paresthesias and numbness of median nerve distribution. Authors declare no conflict of interest. Ann plast surg ; Hence the diagnosis and confirmation of this clinical entity is delayed because of gantlion rarity of the condition. Compound palmar ganglion is considered a severe form of extra-pulmonary musculoskeletal tuberculosis. According to literature, extensive debridement and full course chemotherapy brings about a better prognosis.


Compound palmar ganglion with carpal tunnel syndrome.

copmound Evening rise of temperature was more marked for the past one month. There was no similar history in the family and no history of contact with any tuberculous patient.

Related articles Carpal tunnel syndrome gangloin palmar ganglion tubercular tenosynovitis. The corresponding author is the guarantor of submission. Compound palmar ganglion with carpal tunnel syndrome. Compound palmar ganglion, Chronic flexor tenosynovitis, Melon seed bodies Introduction Chronic flexor tenosynovitis of the wrist, commonly of tuberculous origin is also called compound palmar ganglion.

The one year follow up of our case reveals no signs of recurrence and the patient had returned to his best functional status. Publication Weekly Epidemiological Record, No. One year later, having completed anti tubercular therapy, patient is comfortable with using his left hand.

PCR was positive for mycobacterium tuberculosis. Examination revealed two comopund proximal and distal to the flexor retinaculum with a positive cross fluctuation figure 1.

Compound palmar ganglion with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Intraoperatively, the presence of rice body or melon seed bodies is pathognomonic for confirming the diagnosis. According to WHO guidelines, patient was started with two months of isoniazid Hrifampicin Rpyrazinamide Zethambutol E in the intensive phase followed by 4 months continuation phase of HR thrice a week.


Rice bodies, millet seeds, and melon seeds in tuberculous tenosynovitis of the hand and wrist. All the radiographic and laboratory tests were within the vompound limits.

Can Assoc Radiol J ; We present a old-female with a painless swelling gangion the right wrist and palm of 1-year duration. J Orthop Surg Hong Kong ; Tuberculous extensor tenosynovitis of the wrist with extensor pollicis longus rupture: Gwnglion case report and literature review. The palmar synovial bursa, covered by a dense palmar fascia, is not a common site for tuberculosis.

There are no signs of recurrence and no other foci of infection.