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Synovial chondromatosis of the iliopsoas tendon sheath

Niedermeier, Steven R., MDa; Iwenofu, O. Hans, MDb; Mayerson, Joel L., MDa

doi: 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000720
SPECIAL FOCUS: Tumor Review
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Synovial chondromatosis (SC), or osteochondromatosis, is a rare, benign lesion that is characterized by synovial formation of cartilaginous or osteochondral bodies. This report describes synovial chondromatosis of the iliopsoas tendon sheath. Preoperative imaging and careful intraoperative dissection are key to not violating a disease-free joint in patients with this rare condition.

aDepartment of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

bDepartment of Pathology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Financial Disclosures: Dr. Mayerson discloses a financial relationship with DePuy and Onkos Surgical. The other authors have no disclosures. The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence to Joel L. Mayerson, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics, The Arthur James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University, Co-Director, Bone Tumor Clinic, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 725 Prior Hall 376 West 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210Tel: +614-293-4420; fax: +614-293-3747;e-mail: Joel.Mayerson@osumc.edu.

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