Arthroscopic Treatment of Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Shoulder - A Case Report - Lee, Seoung-Joon; Yoo, Jae-Chul; Lim, Kyung-Sub;
Pigmented villonodular synovitis(PVNS) is a benign proliferative lesion, involving synovial tissue in joints, tendon sheaths, and bursae. Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a rare and usually monoarticular condition and primarily affects the knee joint and hand. Polyarticular PVNS appears in less than 1% of all case and its occurrence in the shoulder is rare(<2%). We present a 64-year-old male who had pigmented villonodular synovitis of both shoulder joints, which was treated by arthroscopic total synovectomy.
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