Sonography of masses of the wrist and hand

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Dec;191(6):1767-75. doi: 10.2214/AJR.07.4003.


Objective: The aim of this article is to present the sonographic appearance of the most common masses of the wrist and hand and to discuss the role of sonography in their diagnosis.

Conclusion: Sonography is a readily available imaging technique that can detect and assess masses of the wrist and hand. Together with standard radiography, sonography can be used as a first-line radiologic technique in this field.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Hand / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tenosynovitis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ultrasonography / methods*
  • Wrist / diagnostic imaging*
  • Wrist Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Young Adult