Case report: biceps tenosynovial rice bodies

J Pediatr Orthop B. 2006 Nov;15(6):423-5. doi: 10.1097/01.bpb.0000228392.62678.df.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Juvenile / complications*
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / physiopathology
  • Biopsy
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Joint Loose Bodies / diagnosis*
  • Joint Loose Bodies / etiology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Shoulder Joint*
  • Synovitis / etiology
  • Tenosynovitis / etiology