Intersection syndrome: a case report and review of the literature

J Emerg Med. 1999 Nov-Dec;17(6):969-71. doi: 10.1016/s0736-4679(99)00125-0.


Intersection syndrome is a condition that should be differentiated from DeQuervain's stenosing tenosynovitis, as there are many subtle differences in treatment and prognosis. We present a case of intersection syndrome, describing its characteristic clinical and anatomic features, and highlighting differences in the areas of diagnosis and treatment relative to the better known DeQuervain's tenosynovitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Immobilization
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Rest
  • Steroids / therapeutic use
  • Tenosynovitis / diagnosis*
  • Tenosynovitis / physiopathology
  • Tenosynovitis / therapy
  • Wrist Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Wrist Injuries / physiopathology
  • Wrist Injuries / therapy


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Steroids