The role of magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis presented with lymphedema-like swelling: a case report

The role of magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis presented with... AbstractWe report a 45-year-old lady with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presented to us with unilateral swelling of the left hand and wrist, mimicking lymphedema. She was arranged to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the affected hand and wrist. Lymphedema was successfully ruled out, and severe synovitis and tenosynovitis were found to be the causes of the extensive swelling. The case report aims to illustrate the importance of MRI in diagnosing and differentiating other important pathologies for lymphedema-like swelling in patients with RA. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hong Kong Bulletin on Rheumatic Diseases de Gruyter

The role of magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis presented with lymphedema-like swelling: a case report

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de Gruyter
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© 2016 Ka Man Karen Ng et al., published by Sciendo
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2415-153X
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10.1515/hkbrd-2016-0007
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AbstractWe report a 45-year-old lady with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presented to us with unilateral swelling of the left hand and wrist, mimicking lymphedema. She was arranged to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the affected hand and wrist. Lymphedema was successfully ruled out, and severe synovitis and tenosynovitis were found to be the causes of the extensive swelling. The case report aims to illustrate the importance of MRI in diagnosing and differentiating other important pathologies for lymphedema-like swelling in patients with RA.

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Hong Kong Bulletin on Rheumatic Diseasesde Gruyter

Published: Dec 30, 2016

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