Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 399–402

Fibroma of the tendon sheath of the long head of the biceps tendon

  • Michel De Maeseneer
  • Tom Van Isacker
  • Leon Lenchik
  • Marie-Astrid Van Caillie
  • Maryam Shahabpour
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-013-1743-z

Cite this article as:
De Maeseneer, M., Van Isacker, T., Lenchik, L. et al. Skeletal Radiol (2014) 43: 399. doi:10.1007/s00256-013-1743-z

Abstract

Fibroma of the tendon sheath is a benign tumor that is less common than giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath. Both tumors may present as a painless, slowly enlarging mass. Radiological findings may be similar for both tumors. Histologically, fibroma of the tendon sheath lacks the hemosiderin-laden macrophages that are typical for giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath. We report on a 49-year-old woman with fibroma of the tendon sheath of the long head of the biceps tendon. In our case, on MR images, we observed band-like hypointense areas centrally in the tumor, mild patchy contrast enhancement, and most importantly, no decrease of signal intensity on gradient echo images. These characteristics reflected histological findings.

Keywords

Fibroma Giant cell tumor Tendon sheath 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel De Maeseneer
    • 1
  • Tom Van Isacker
    • 2
  • Leon Lenchik
    • 3
  • Marie-Astrid Van Caillie
    • 4
  • Maryam Shahabpour
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversitair Ziekenhuis BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgerySint-Lucas HospitalBruggeBelgium
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyWake Forest School of MedicineWinston SalemUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologySint-Lucas HospitalBruggeBelgium

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