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Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath masquerading as trigger finger.


N., Rahimawati and Syed Waseem Ahmad, Sharifah Roohi and Naicker, A. S. and Othman, Zanariah (2010) Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath masquerading as trigger finger. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 4 (3). pp. 32-35. ISSN 1985-2533


We report a case of a 59-year-old female who presented in the general orthopaedic clinic with triggering of her right middle finger. She did not respond to conventional treatment methods; subsequently she underwent surgical open release under local anaesthesia. Five months postoperatively, the patient presented with signs and symptoms of acute flexor tenosynovitis, and was thought to have a postoperative infection. Re-examination by a hand surgeon raised the possibility of a different aetiology. Based on clinical findings and response to initial treatment, giant cell tumour of the flexor tendon sheath was suspected and later confirmed following surgical biopsy. A high index of suspicion and knowledge of the variegated presentations of giant cell tumour in the hand are beneficial in these types of cases.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5704/MOJ.1011.009
Publisher: Malaysian Orthopaedic Association
Keywords: Giant cell tumour; Trigger finger; Infection.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 04:11
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 08:01
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24397
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