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Synovial haemangioma of the knee: a case report


Winzenberg, TM and Ma, D and Taplin, P and Parker, A and Jones, G, Synovial haemangioma of the knee: a case report, Clinical Rheumatology , 25, (5) pp. 753-5. ISSN 0770-3198 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10067-005-0050-z


Synovial haemangioma is a rare but important cause of knee symptoms, which, when undiagnosed, can lead to significant morbidity. Diagnosis is frequently difficult and delayed. We report on a case of synovial haemangioma, which demonstrates the difficulties inherent in diagnosis and the morbidity associated with diagnostic delay, in a young woman. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful tool for diagnosis, but detection on MRI can also be problematic, as shown by this case, demonstrating the need for greater awareness of this condition by both clinicians and radiologists. Arthroscopy is important in both the diagnosis and treatment of these lesions. © Clinical Rheumatology 2006.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Winzenberg, TM (Professor Tania Winzenberg)
UTAS Author:Jones, G (Professor Graeme Jones)
ID Code:41917
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2009-08-26

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