European Radiology

, Volume 11, Issue 12, pp 2549–2560 | Cite as

MR imaging of synovial tumors and tumor-like lesions

  • José A. Narváez
  • Javier Narváez
  • Carlos Aguilera
  • Eugenia De Lama
  • Frederico Portabella
Musculoskeletal

Abstract

The clinical diagnosis of synovial tumors and tumorlike lesions is difficult, and radiographic findings may establish a confident diagnosis only in some cases. MR imaging has become the modality of choice in evaluating these lesions, because with it a presumptive diagnosis can be made in most cases. Our goal is to review the MR features of pigmented villonodular synovitis, giant-cell tumor of the tendon sheath, synovial chondromatosis, synovial hemangioma, lipoma arborescens, synovial cysts and synovial sarcoma, emphasizing those findings that suggest a specific diagnosis.

Joints MR imaging Soft tissue neoplasms 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • José A. Narváez
    • 1
  • Javier Narváez
    • 2
  • Carlos Aguilera
    • 1
  • Eugenia De Lama
    • 1
  • Frederico Portabella
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CT and MR Imaging, Institut de Diagnòstic per la Imatge, Ciutat Sanitària i Universitària de Bellvitge, BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Rheumatology, Ciutat Sanitària i Universitària de Bellvitge, BarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ciutat Sanitària i Universitària de Bellvitge, BarcelonaSpain

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