Eur J Plast Surg (2013) 36:203–205 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0669-8 CASE REPORT Mono-articular synovial chondromatosis of the metacarpophalangeal joint Anita T. Mohan & James Carton & Gregory A. O’Toole Received: 22 October 2011 /Accepted: 17 November 2011 /Published online: 16 December 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Introduction An examination under anaesthetic was performed using a short dorsal incision (Fig. 3). This revealed marked synovial Primary intra-articular synovial chondromatosis of the joints thickening and inflammation with tumour invasion of sur- of the hand is rare. While the symptoms, signs and inves- rounding soft tissue structures on both the dorsal and volar tigations are non-specific, surgical findings are characteris- surfaces of the joint k for a histological diagnosis. The intra- tic and these combined with histopathological assessments articular bodies were also removed and submitted for histo- of biopsy specimens are diagnostic. A case is presented in pathological review. which the disease developed in the metacarpophalangeal Histology demonstrated the presence of eosinophilic de- joint of the middle finger in a young female. position within the synovium due to embedded chondroid cells (Fig. 4). The loose bodies also consisted of chondroid material surrounded by eosinophilic material Case report Correlation with clinical, radiological and histological findings confirmed this
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 1, 2013
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