Case Report

Synovial Hemangioma in the Knee Joint Mimicking Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis: A Case Report

  • Hakan Çiçek
  • Nadir Yalçın
  • Kasım Kılıçarslan
  • Gonca Özgün
  • Özgür Ezdeşir

Received Date: 15.04.2011 Accepted Date: 11.07.2011 Meandros Med Dent J 2012;13(1):31-34

Synovial hemangiomas are benign rare tumors of vascular origin. They are frequently seen in children and young adults, they present wıth arthritis that affects a single joint. In this work, a 12 year old girl was admitted complaining of repeated right knee pain and swelling, the condition diagnosed as synovial hemangioma after a second surgical intervention according to histopathologic examination has been reported. A year ago she was treated surgıcally as having villonodular synovitis. One year followup of the second operation showed no recurrance of the mass observed clinically.In such cases either pre-operation or after with the histopathologic examinations some diagnosis problems will be seen. For an accurate treatment sinovial hemanjiyoma must be considered in clinic and histopathologic examinations.

Keywords: Knee, neoplasm invasiveness, hemangioma, synovitis