Case Report

Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis in a Patient who Underwent Hip Arthroplasty


  • Nevzat Dabak
  • Alper Çıraklı
  • Bedri Kandemir
  • Hasan Göçer

Received Date: 13.11.2013 Accepted Date: 02.12.2013 Med Bull Haseki 2014;52(3):235-237

Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare, benign, but a locally aggressive tumor. It is characterized by the proliferation of synovial membrane, but it can also be seen in tendon sheaths and bursae. Clinical presentation of solitary lesions include compression and locking of the joint suggesting loose bodies in the joint and a subsequent findings of an effusion, whereas diffuse lesions manifest with pain and chronic swelling. In this article, we presented a curious case of PVNS in a female patient who have been followed up due to an acetabular cystic lesion. She underwent total hip arthroplasty for severe osteoarthritis of the hip joint and associated pain. The diagnosis of PVNS was established intraoperatively.

Keywords: Hip, pigmented villonoduler synovitis, total hip arthroplasty

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