Shchekoturov I.O., Bakhtiozin R.F., Serova N.S.


Purpose. To demonstrate the diagnostic imaging methods possibilities: multispiral computed tomography (MSCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound examination (US) in the detection of primary synovial chondromatosis of the wrist joint.

Material and methods. The article presents a clinical case of patient K., 58 years old, with complaints of pain and an increase in size of the left wrist joint. To determine the reason of the identified changes, the patient was referred to the radiology department, where a complex radiological examination was performed.

Results. The possibilities of various imaging methods in the wrist joint chondromatosis diagnosis are described. The diagnosis was verified by surgical intervention.

Discussion. Chondromatosis of the joint is a  rare  disease  characterized   by   the   presence


of  multiple chondromic bodies in the joint cavity. To diagnose this pathology, various imaging methods can be used, but the most accurate is MRI.

Conclusion. MRI and other imaging modalities joints make it possible to obtain complete diagnostic information about the location and extent of the lesion in patients with chondromatosis. That determines further patient management according the identified changes.


Sechenov University. Moscow, Russia.

Keywords: synovial chondromatosis, wrist joint, CT, MRI, US.


Corresponding author: Shchekoturov I.O., e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript


For citation: Shchekoturov I.O., Bakhtiozin R.F., Serova N.S. Synovial chondromatosis of the wrist joint. REJR 2022; 12(3):122-127. DOI: 10.21569/2222-7415-2022-12-3-122-127.

Received:        07.08.22 Accepted:       08.09.22