Acta Radiologica Open
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ISSN (Online) 2058-4601
Published by Sage Publications [838 journals]
- Solitary synovial chondromatosis arising in the gluteus maximus bursa:
computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings
Authors: Sumida, K; Kobayashi, N, Nambu, A, Tago, M, Shibuya, I, Kawamoto, M.
Pages: 2058460115 - 2058460115
Abstract: Chondral tumors in soft tissue are referred to as soft-tissue chondromas or extraskeletal chondromas, or as synovial chondromatosis if they arise in synovial tissue. We report the case of a 29-year-old man with synovial chondromatosis, also called synovial osteochondromatosis, which appeared in a solitary and extra-articular form. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography, the central portion of the tumor showed similar characteristics to bone marrow, despite the absence of any connection to adjacent bone. T2-weighted imaging displayed marked peripheral hyperintensity consistent with a cartilaginous area. These findings suggested the presence of enchondral ossification and were similar to those of skeletal osteochondroma, with the exception of the absence of attachment to bone. MRI is useful for distinguishing solitary synovial chondromatosis from other lesions, such as myositis ossificans, extraskeletal chondrosarcoma, and parosteal osteosarcoma.
Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2016)