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Nodular Synovitis (Intraarticular)
B.J. Manaster, MD, PhD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Synovial giant cell tumor
              • Intraarticular giant cell tumor
              • Localized nodular synovitis
            • Definitions

              • Localized synovial proliferation

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Consider

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Park JH et al: Localized nodular synovitis of the infrapatellar fat pad. Indian J Orthop. 47(3):313-6, 2013
                                          2. Walker EA et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of benign soft tissue neoplasms in adults. Radiol Clin North Am. 49(6):1197-217, vi, 2011
                                          3. Mahmood S et al: Localized nodular synovitis mimicking metastatic melanoma in a patient with metastatic melanoma on whole-body F-18 FDG PET/CT with MRI and pathological correlation. Clin Nucl Med. 32(7):532-4, 2007
                                          4. Yoo JH et al: Localized nodular synovitis of the knee presenting as anterior knee pain: a case report. Knee. 14(5):398-401, 2007
                                          5. Huang GS et al: Localized nodular synovitis of the knee: MR imaging appearance and clinical correlates in 21 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(2):539-43, 2003
                                          6. Budny PG et al: Localized nodular synovitis: a rare cause of ulnar nerve compression in Guyon's canal. J Hand Surg Am. 17(4):663-4, 1992
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                                          References
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Synovial giant cell tumor
                                                      • Intraarticular giant cell tumor
                                                      • Localized nodular synovitis
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Localized synovial proliferation

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Consider

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Park JH et al: Localized nodular synovitis of the infrapatellar fat pad. Indian J Orthop. 47(3):313-6, 2013
                                                                                  2. Walker EA et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of benign soft tissue neoplasms in adults. Radiol Clin North Am. 49(6):1197-217, vi, 2011
                                                                                  3. Mahmood S et al: Localized nodular synovitis mimicking metastatic melanoma in a patient with metastatic melanoma on whole-body F-18 FDG PET/CT with MRI and pathological correlation. Clin Nucl Med. 32(7):532-4, 2007
                                                                                  4. Yoo JH et al: Localized nodular synovitis of the knee presenting as anterior knee pain: a case report. Knee. 14(5):398-401, 2007
                                                                                  5. Huang GS et al: Localized nodular synovitis of the knee: MR imaging appearance and clinical correlates in 21 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(2):539-43, 2003
                                                                                  6. Budny PG et al: Localized nodular synovitis: a rare cause of ulnar nerve compression in Guyon's canal. J Hand Surg Am. 17(4):663-4, 1992