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Intra-Articular Tumors: Diagnosis and Management of the Most Common Neoplasms Involving Synovial Joints

Jang, Eugene, MD1; Danford, Nicholas C., MD1; Levin, Adam S., MD2; Tyler, Wakenda K., MD, MPH1

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.17.00210
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Disclosures

  • * Intra-articular tumors can be difficult to diagnose and are often mistaken for other non-neoplastic conditions.
  • * It is important to recognize when surgical treatment or nonsurgical treatment is indicated for these tumors.
  • * The importance of distinguishing the more common benign tumors from the more serious malignant conditions cannot be overemphasized.
  • * Although sometimes subtle, warning signs of a malignant process can often be detected when careful analysis of the history, physical examination, and imaging, such as contrast magnetic resonance imaging, is performed.
  • * When imaging and clinical features raise concerns for a possible malignant or more aggressive benign process, patients should be referred to an orthopaedic oncologist for evaluation and management.

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center/NY-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

E-mail address for W.K. Tyler: wkt2106@cumc.columbia.edu

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