Journal article

Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the hip mimicking soft-tissue sarcoma: a case report.

M Ks Lee, P Fm Choong, PJ Smith, GJ Powell, JL Slavin, SM Schlicht

J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) | Published : 2006


Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a rare and benign but potentially locally aggressive disease that should be considered in younger patients who present with monoarticular joint symptoms and pathology. We present a 30-year-old Sudanese woman with a huge mass arising from the right hip joint. A multimodality radiological approach to investigation and diagnosis is demonstrated and discussed. Histopathological examination of the resected specimen confirmed the diagnosis of pigmented villonodular synovitis with the mass consisting of a proliferation of fibrohistiocytic cells, abundant haemosiderin, foamy histiocytes, and occasional giant cells. The patient made a good recovery, with mobility a..

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