Arthroscopic treatment of intra-artricularly localised pigmented villonodular synovitis of the ankle: 4 cases with long-term follow-up


KANATLI U. , ATAOĞLU M. B. , ÖZER M., YILDIRIM A., Cetinkaya M.

FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY, vol.23, no.4, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fas.2017.03.004
  • Title of Journal : FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY

Abstract

Background context: Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare, locally aggressive benign proliferative pathology of synovial tissue. Lesions are classified regarding location as diffuse or localised which are same as histologically. Intra-articularly localised type is relatively rare, especially in the ankle joint. Because of the high recurrence rate and aggressive nature, localised lesions should be excised totally.