Intermetatarsal bursa primary synovial chondromatosis: case report and review of the literature

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  • Primary synovial chondromatosis is a benign neoplastic process, occurring mostly in large joints, more rarely in tendon sheaths, and extremely uncommonly in bursae. We describe a patient with primary synovial chondromatosis arising in the fourth intermetatarsal bursa. Knowledge of the bursal anatomy of the forefoot, and of characteristic imaging findings and the pathogenesis of synovial chondromatosis, is essential in including this uncommon entity in the differential when occurring in unusual locations.
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  • Trevino M; Laks S; Kafchinski L; Sundarakumar DK; Smith CM
  • Start Page

  • 1769
  • End Page

  • 1773
  • Volume

  • 46
  • Issue

  • 12