Pigmented villonodular synovitis: extrasynovial recurrence.

  title={Pigmented villonodular synovitis: extrasynovial recurrence.},
  author={Christopher M. Jobe and Anwar Sultana Raza and Lee Zuckerman},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={27 10},
A 32-year-old female athlete underwent arthroscopy for a second recurrence of pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), which was extrasynovial, seen on magnetic resonance imaging. It was noted on arthroscopy that (1) the nodules moved medially with joint insufflation, (2) the nodules were less prominent than on magnetic resonance imaging, and (3) more than 95% of the recurrent tumor was hidden by neosynovium. We believe that the extrasynovial location is because of the more rapid proliferation… CONTINUE READING