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 43 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An unusual presentation of synovial chondromatosis of the knee in a 10-year-old girl.
 

Author(s): Hyung Joon Cho, Jung Dong Suh

Journal: Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2018 Mar;52(2):162-165.

 

Synovial chondromatosis commonly occurs in the anterior compartment of the knee joint, predominantly in middle-aged men. It is relatively unusual in female children and is rarely encountered in the synovium beneath the meniscus. The present report describes a rare case of synovial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Synovial chondromatosis of knee.
 

Author(s): Lalit Maini, Amit Sharma

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2015 Dec;142(6):772-3.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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

Synovial chondromatosis in the temporomandibular joint: case report with review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Oksana Ivask, Edvitar Leibur, Ülle Voog-Oras

Journal: Stomatologija. 2015 ;17(3):97-101.

 

Synovial chondromatosis (SC) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a rare benign condition characterized by the formation of metaplastic cartilage in the synovium resulting in numerous attached and unattached osteocartilagenous (calcified) loose bodies within the joint. The purpose ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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