Synovial Chondromatosis

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Synovial Chondromatosis

Synovial chondromatosis is a type of non-cancerous tumor that arises in the lining of a joint. The knee is most commonly affected, however it can affect any joint. The tumors begin as small nodules of cartilage. These nodules can separate and become loose within the joint. Some tumors may be no larger than a grain of rice.  Synovial chondromatosis most commonly occurs in adults ages 20 to 50. Signs and symptoms may include pain, swelling, a decreased range of motion, and locking of the joint. The cause of the condition is unknown. Treatment may involve surgery to remove the tumor. Recurrences are common.
 

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The terms "Synovial Chondromatosis" returned 39 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Synovial chondrosarcoma arising in synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint.
 

Author(s): Hedley Coleman, Edward Chandraratnam, Gary Morgan, Lavier Gomes, Fiona Bonar

Journal: Head Neck Pathol. 2013 Sep;7(3):304-9.

 

Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint is rare. Even less commonly documented is the progression of synovial chondromatosis to a synovial chondrosarcoma. The aim of this paper is to present only the third case of synovial chondrosarcoma of the temporomandibular joint. ...

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2013

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Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint with calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease (pseudogout).
 

Author(s): Y Matsumura, J Nomura, K Nakanishi, S Yanase, H Kato, T Tagawa

Journal: Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2012 Dec;41(8):703-7.

 

This report describes a very rare case of synovial chondromatosis with deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystals (pseudogout) in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of a 46-year-old male patient. Synovial chondromatosis is a non-neoplastic disease characterized by ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2012

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Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint: MRI findings with pathological comparison.
 

Author(s): P Wang, Z Tian, J Yang, Q Yu

Journal: Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2012 Feb;41(2):110-6.

 

The aim of this retrospective study was to characterize MRI findings of synovial chondromatosis in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) by correlation with their pathological findings.

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2012

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The terms "Synovial Chondromatosis" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint.
 

Author(s): Juan Francisco Reyes Macías, Martín Sánchez Prieto

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Synovial Chondromatosis (SC) is a disease whose etiology is unknown, can be defined as a benign synovial process characterized by the formation of metaplastic cartilaginous nodes inside connective tissue of articular surfaces, is considered an active metaplastic phenomenon better ...

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2007

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Recurrent synovial chondromatosis of the knee after radical synovectomy and arthrodesis.
 

Author(s): J S Church, W H Breidahl, G C Janes

Journal: J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 May;88(5):673-5.

 

We describe a case of highly refractory synovial chondromatosis, which recurred despite four arthroscopic synovectomies, a chemical synovectomy, two open synovectomies and an arthrodesis. A review of the literature revealed one similar case. Both presented with marked joint stiffness ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2006

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[Isolated synovial chondromatosis of the subacromial bursa: report of a new case and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): M H Bouhaouala, W Saïd, M Haj Salah, N Bouaziz, S Mourali, S Chaabane

Journal: J Radiol. 2006 Jan;87(1):65-8.

 

Synovial chondromatosis is a rare metaplasia of the synovium of unknown etiology that may involve occasionally the subacromial bursa. We report a new case diagnosed by ultrasound in a 30-year-old man and we present pathogenetic, diagnostic and therapeutic features of this disease ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2006

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