Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee presenting as a popliteal cyst.


Tatari H., Baran Ö., LEBE B., Kiliç S., Manisali M., HAVITÇIOĞLU H.

Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, vol.16, no.6, pp.13, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a locally aggressive tumor of the synovium of joints and tendon sheaths. It is commonly seen in the synovial lining of the flexor tendons of the hand and in the synovium of the knee and less commonly in other joints. A case of pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee in a 60-year-old man, with an intra-articular origin extending extra-articularly, is presented. The interesting point is that the initial diagnosis was a Baker cyst. © 2000 by the Arthroscopy Association of North America.