Pictorial Essay

Flake-shaped rice bodies

J R Kichari, R Bezooijen
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 16, No 4 | a260 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v16i4.260 | © 2012 J R Kichari, R Bezooijen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2012 | Published: 28 November 2012

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J R Kichari, Department of Radiology, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
R Bezooijen, Department of Radiology, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, Netherlands


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Abstract

Rice body formation is a common complication of rheumatoid arthritis but can also occur without any underlying systemic disorder. MRI is the modality of choice for discriminating this pathology from synovial chondromatosis.

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Rice body;MRI

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