Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 26, Issue 11, pp 682–685

Synovial chondrosarcoma: report of a case and review of the literature

  • W. K. Taconis
  • R. O. van der Heul
  • A. M. M. Taminiau

DOI: 10.1007/s002560050312

Cite this article as:
Taconis, W., van der Heul, R. & Taminiau, A. Skeletal Radiol (1997) 26: 682. doi:10.1007/s002560050312


Primary synovial chondromatosis is a relatively uncommon condition. Synovial chondrosarcoma is considered to be very rare and it is not always clear whether the sarcoma develops by malignant transformation of synovial chondromatosis or whether it arises de novo. Differentiation of the two conditions on clinical and radiographic features is not possible and on histological criteria can be difficult. We report the case of a 59-year-old man who, 4 years after a synovectomy for synovial chondromatosis, developed a synovial chondrosarcoma of the hip. The literature is reviewed.

Key words OsteochondromatosisSynovial chondromatosisSynovial chondrosarcoma

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© International Skeletal Society 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. K. Taconis
    • 1
  • R. O. van der Heul
    • 2
  • A. M. M. Taminiau
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, 1e Oosterparkstraat 179, 1091 HA Amsterdam, The NetherlandsNL
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, University Hospital Leiden, Leiden, The NetherlandsNL
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital Leiden, Leiden, The NetherlandsNL