Misdiagnosis of trigger finger? Flexor seed ganglion masquerading as closed FDS rupture

Misdiagnosis of trigger finger? Flexor seed ganglion masquerading as closed FDS rupture The authors present the case of a 25-year-old right-handed female warehouse worker who presented to the emergency department complaining of an inability to flex her left index finger and an associated painful lump on the volar surface of her left index finger over the metacarpal–phalangeal joint following a hyperextension injury. Clinical examination suspected a closed flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) injury; however, on surgical exploration, the FDS tendon to the left index finger was intact. A flexor sheath seed ganglion was identified. This case, although rare, identifies the modality of specialist ultrasound scan (USS) by those with an interest in musculoskeletal radiology to be used in cases where the history is unclear or diagnosis in doubt. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Misdiagnosis of trigger finger? Flexor seed ganglion masquerading as closed FDS rupture

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0877-5
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Abstract

The authors present the case of a 25-year-old right-handed female warehouse worker who presented to the emergency department complaining of an inability to flex her left index finger and an associated painful lump on the volar surface of her left index finger over the metacarpal–phalangeal joint following a hyperextension injury. Clinical examination suspected a closed flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) injury; however, on surgical exploration, the FDS tendon to the left index finger was intact. A flexor sheath seed ganglion was identified. This case, although rare, identifies the modality of specialist ultrasound scan (USS) by those with an interest in musculoskeletal radiology to be used in cases where the history is unclear or diagnosis in doubt. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2014

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