Volume : 5
Issue : 2
Imaging of cartilaginous lesions of the synovium - A Pictorial essay
Pdf Page Numbers :- 53-60
1KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Prof. Kakarla Subbarao, MS, D.Sc. (HON), FRCR, FACR, FICP, FSASMA, FCCP, FICR, FCGP, Chairman, KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India. Email: email@example.com
Received 26 December 2017; Revised 27 February 2017; Accepted 04 March 2017; Published 18 March 2017
Citation: Kakarla S. Imaging of cartilaginous lesions of the synovium - A Pictorial essay. J Med Sci Res. 2017; 5(2):53-60. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2017/5-11
Copyright: © 2017 Kakarla S. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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The major cartilaginous lesions of the synovium include primary synovial chondromatosis and secondary synovial chondromatosis. The imaging features of these two entities are different. The differential diagnosis includes pigmented villonodular synovitis, lipoma arborescence, synovial hemangioma, chronic tubercular and rheumatoid arthritis, neuroarthropathy and crystal arthropathies. Imaging findings of these entities are illustrated in detail.
Keywords: synovial chondromatosis; proliferative synovial disorders; synovial hemangioma; neuro; crystal arthropathies