Pigmented villonodular synovitis as a differential of subchondral cysts

Author

Mustafa, Abir

Source

Bahrain Medical Bulletin

Issue

Vol. 42, Issue 2 (30 Jun. 2020), pp.132-134, 3 p.

Publisher

King Hamad University Hospital

Publication Date

2020-06-30

Country of Publication

Bahrain

No. of Pages

3

Main Topic

Diseases

Topics

Abstract EN

Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare disease which commonly involves the knee joint.

It can be seen in association with bursa, tendon sheath or intra-articular; it could be localized or diffused form.

Subchondral cysts, giant cell tumor, and geode degenerative cysts as a differential of chronic erosive form could be diagnosed by plain radiography.

A twenty-year-old female presented with one year history of right knee pain and mild swelling.

Plain radiography and CT revealed an initial diagnosis of benign-looking lytic subchondral lesions and subchondral cysts were suspected.

MRI raised the possibility of PVNS.

Arthroscopic resection was performed.

The diagnosis was confirmed as PVNS by histopathological examination.

The patient is currently in good condition.

A multi-disciplinary team decided to proceed with radio-synovectomy to prevent a recurrence.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Mustafa, Abir. 2020. Pigmented villonodular synovitis as a differential of subchondral cysts. Bahrain Medical Bulletin،Vol. 42, no. 2, pp.132-134.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958040

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Mustafa, Abir. Pigmented villonodular synovitis as a differential of subchondral cysts. Bahrain Medical Bulletin Vol. 42, no. 2 (Jun. 2020), pp.132-134.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958040

American Medical Association (AMA)

Mustafa, Abir. Pigmented villonodular synovitis as a differential of subchondral cysts. Bahrain Medical Bulletin. 2020. Vol. 42, no. 2, pp.132-134.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958040

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 134

Record ID

BIM-958040