- pigmented villonodular synovitis
- synovial proliferation forming brown nodular masses, probably caused by hemangiomas of synovial membrane that become traumatized, resulting in synovial hyperplasia and inflammation; it is characterized by episodic monoarticular pain and swelling, with joint locking and hemorrhagic effusions.
Pigmented villonodular synovitis in a 31-year old woman with lytic lesion in the distal femur and degenerative changes in the knee. (A), MRI showing effusion with intra-articular and intraosseous masses (dark); (B), intraoperative view.
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