Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 85–94 | Cite as

Synovial cysts of the hip joint and iliopsoas bursitis: A spectrum of imaging abnormalities

  • David J. Sartoris
  • Larry Danzig
  • Louis Gilula
  • Guerdon Greenway
  • Donald Resnick

Abstract

Synovium-related soft tissue disease around the hip constitutes a spectrum ranging from isolated iliopsoas bursitis to pure articular synovial herniations without bursal involvement. The clinical, pathologic, and radiographic features of these entities are discussed as they pertain to the variety of underlying disorders which predispose to their occurrence. Nine case reports are utilized to illustrate the variable clinical and radiographic presentations which may be encountered. Based upon these cases as well as those in the literature, an imaging algorithm has been developed which should eliminate unnecessary studies and allow prompt and accurate diagnosis.

Key words

Synovial membrane, cysts Synovial membrane Bursa Bursitis Hip, arthritis Hip, radiography Hip, arthrography Hip, abnormalities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Sartoris
    • 1
  • Larry Danzig
    • 2
    • 3
  • Louis Gilula
    • 4
  • Guerdon Greenway
    • 5
  • Donald Resnick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicSurgeryVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA
  3. 3.University of California HospitalSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologySt. LouisUSA
  5. 5.Department of RadiologyBaylor University Medical CenterDallasUSA
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyVeterans Administration, Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA

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