de Quervain's disease


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de Quervain's disease

 [dĕ kār-vaz´]

de Quervain's disease

or

de Quervain's tenosynovitis

(də kâr-vănz′, kĕr-văNz′)
n.
Inflammation of the sheath of a tendon of the thumb.
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In a retrospective analysis, Lane et al concluded that classification of patients with de Quervain's disease based on pretreatment symptoms may assist physicians in selecting the most efficacious treatment and in providing prognostic information to their patients (table 3 (34)).
Comparison of nonsurgical treatment measures for de Quervain's disease of pregnancy and lactation.
Occurrence of de Quervain's disease in postpartum women.
Complications of conservative and surgical treatment of de Quervain's disease and trigger fingers.
Wrist radial deviation and thumb extension may be risk factors for de Quervain's disease (Moore, 1997).
31,33) Anatomical variations may predispose patients to having De Quervain's disease or make certain treatments more challenging to perform and succeed with.
36-38) MRI has also been suggested to reliably detect increased tendon thickness or the APL and EPB and peritendinous edema in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of De Quervain's disease.
41) The results of this case may suggest that conservative treatment may be useful in treating De Quervain's disease before more invasive procedures are pursued.
The diagnosis of de Quervain's disease is generally made clinically and is rarely confused with other diagnoses.
Although the majority of patients with de Quervain's disease are likely to present to primary care physicians, all previously reported series of patients have been submitted by surgeons.
Most recently, Schned [7] identified five cases of de Quervain's disease presenting in the third trimester and one presenting in the second trimester.