Inflammation of a tendon and its enveloping sheath. SYN: tendinous synovitis, tendosynovitis, tendovaginitis, tenovaginitis. [teno- + synovia + G. -itis, inflammation]
- t. crepitans inflammation of a tendon sheath in which movement of the tendon is accompanied by a cracking sound. SYN: tenalgia crepitans.
- de Quervain t. inflammation of the tendons of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist, which includes the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis; diagnosed by a specific provocative test (Finkelstein test).
- localized nodular t. SYN: giant cell tumor of tendon sheath.
- pigmented villonodular t. SYN: villous t..
- stenosing t. inflammation of a tendon and its sheath resulting in contracture of the sheath causing an obstruction of tendon gliding; can be a cause of trigger finger conditions.
- villous t. a condition resembling pigmented villonodular synovitis but arising in periarticular soft tissue rather than in joint synovia; occurs most commonly in the hands. SYN: pigmented villonodular t..

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teno·syn·o·vi·tis .ten-ō-.sin-ə-'vīt-əs n inflammation of a tendon sheath called also tendovaginitis, tenovaginitis

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inflammation of a tendon sheath, producing pain, swelling, and an audible creaking on movement. It may result from a bacterial infection or occur as part of a rheumatic disease causing synovitis.

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teno·syn·o·vi·tis (ten″o-sin″o-viґtis) inflammation of a tendon sheath. Called also tendinous synovitis, tendosynovitis, tendovaginitis, and tenovaginitis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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