Localized pigmented villonodular synovitis in a child knee.

Atik O. S. , Bozkurt H. H. , Ozcan E., Bahadir B., UÇAR M. , Ogut B. , ...More

Eklem hastaliklari ve cerrahisi = Joint diseases & related surgery, vol.28, no.1, pp.46-9, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/ehc.2017.00057
  • Title of Journal : Eklem hastaliklari ve cerrahisi = Joint diseases & related surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-9


Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a benign proliferative tumor of the synovium. It is very rare, and most cases occur in the knee joint. In this article, we report a case of localized pigmented villonodular synovitis in the knee joint of a 14- yearold boy. This condition is rare in the knees of the children. We preferred to remove the tumor with arthrotomy instead of arthroscopy for two reasons: (i) the patient was obese, (ii) we thought that recurrence risk was high after arthrotomy.