Fat drops in wrist tendon sheaths on MRI in conjunction with a radius fracture

Martijn V Verhagen*, Ileana Chesaru

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A case is presented in which fat drops are seen on MRI inside extensor compartment 2 and 3, in conjunction with a radius fracture. The occurrence of traumatic tendon sheath fat-fluid levels has been sparsely reported on CT and MR imaging. This case is the first report of post-traumatic tendon sheath fat drops. Although the clinical relevance of tendon sheath fat drops seems to be limited, it is important to detect and correctly diagnose these fat drops in order to provide an accurate and complete radiologic report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-31
Number of pages3
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipid Droplets
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Radius Fractures/diagnostic imaging
  • Tendons/diagnostic imaging
  • Wrist
  • Wrist Injuries/diagnostic imaging

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