Case report: Biceps tenosynovial rice bodies

Anna Cuomo, Marinis Pirpiris, Norman Y. Otsuka

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Here we report the first documented case of rice body formation within the biceps tenosynovium in a patient with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We discuss the pathophysiology and the clinical and radiographic findings and correlate these to prior case studies. Lastly, we suggest that limited awareness is a barrier in achieving a timely diagnosis and appropriate management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-425
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006



  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Painless mass
  • Rice body
  • Shoulder mass
  • Synovitis
  • Tenosynovitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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