, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 316-319

Magnetic resonance imaging of pigmented villonodular synovitis: a report of two cases

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The magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of two surgically proven cases of pigmented villonodular synovitis are reported. On the short TR/TE pulse sequences, the synovium has an intermediate signal intensity. Long TR/TE pulse sequences show the synovium containing areas of increased signal interspersed with decreased signal. Hemosiderin deposition is believed to account for the areas of decreased signal; the increased signal results from fluid and inflamed synovium.