rice body

rice bod·y

one of the small, loose bodies found in hygromas, tendon sheaths, bursae, and joints; usually one of many small loose bodies.
Any of numerous elongated and indurated oval-to-rounded rice-like masses found in the joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, septic arthritis, TB bursitis, synovial chondromatosis.

rice body

Orthopedics Any of numerous elongated and indurated oval-to-rounded rice-like masses found in the joints of Pts with rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, septic arthritis, TB bursitis, synovial chondromatosis. Cf Joint 'mice. '.
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Multiple rice body formation accompanying the chronic nonspecific tenosynovitis of flexor tendons of the wrist.
Multiple rice body formation in the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa and knee joint.
Rice body mass formation mimicking a neoplastic disease around the trochanteric bursae of the hip.
After radiography and ultrasound, the differential diagnosis was rice body formation or synovial chondromatosis.
The aetiology of rice body formation is still unknown.
Chen A, Wong LY, Sheu CY, Chen BE Distinguishing multiple rice body formation in chronic subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis from synovial chondromatosis.
The softening coconut milk and rice in EASTERN COCONUT AND SAFFRON RICE BODY WASH will bring dull skin to life and add an exotic fragrance toany bathroom.
For the spa seeker, Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch will offer an Autumn Journey from October 15, 2007 to November 22, 2007 featuring a rice body scrub and scalp treatment, aromasoul massage, skin resonance facial, shampoo and style as well as a pedicure.
Rice body formation can also occur without any underlying systemic disorder.