Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 11, pp 1479–1480 | Cite as

Painful fingertip swelling of the long finger

  • Fabio Becce
  • Biljana Jovanovic
  • Louis Guillou
  • Nicolas TheumannEmail author
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A 35-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a 14-month history of relapsing painful fingertip swelling of the left middle finger observed after a minor trauma. Conventional radiographs (Fig. 1) were performed at presentation. After failure of conservative treatment, the patient underwent initial surgery without success. Follow-up MRI (Fig. 2) and CT (Fig. 3) were obtained at our institution 6 months after the first surgical procedure (Figs. 1a–b, 2a–d, 3 and 4).
Fig. 1

Posteroanterior (a) and lateral (b) radiographs of the left long finger

Fig. 2

Sagittal (a) and axial (b) fat-suppressed gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted turbo spin-echo MR images of the left long finger (right side of the picture in b). Four-dimensional contrast-enhanced MR angiographic images of the left hand in the arterial (c) and venous (d) phase

Fig. 3

Axial unenhanced CT image of the left middle (right side of the picture) and ring fingers

Fig. 4

Histopathology image (hematoxylin and eosin stain (H&E); original magnification × 200)




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Becce
    • 1
  • Biljana Jovanovic
    • 2
  • Louis Guillou
    • 3
  • Nicolas Theumann
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Plastic and Hand Surgery CentreLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.University Institute of Pathology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland

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