Diffuse type tenosynovial giant cell tumor of the ankle.

  title={Diffuse type tenosynovial giant cell tumor of the ankle.},
  author={Rita Horvath and J Bostanche and Michal Altman},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  volume={83 4},
The case presented was of a tenosynovial giant cell tumor, diffuse type. The lesion had an apparent communication with the talonavicular joint, as well as a possible communication with the ankle joint. The inevitable morbidity, as well as the lack of an intraoperative definitive diagnosis, prevented a more radical excision of the lesion. The apparent association with a joint will predilect the patient to a higher rate of recurrence but not, however, to a malignant degeneration.