Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis Ankle
Here is a case of PVNS. 32 years old female with gradual onset ankle swelling. No local manifestation suggestive of arthritis. She is not known to be rheumatoid arthritis patient. Case submitted by: Dr. Wael Nemattalla, MD, Radiodiagnosis from Egypt.
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is relatively uncommon. The disorder results in increased proliferation of synovium causing villous or nodular changes of synovial-lined joints, bursae and tendon sheaths. PVNS should be considered in athletically active patients with persistent lateral ankle pain and swelling, particularly if bone erosions are visible on plain radiographs.
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis Ankle Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Saturday, December 24, 2011 Rating: