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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Spritzer, CE; Dalinka, MK; Kressel, HY

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 316 - 319

PubMed ID

  • 3616670

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-2348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00361475


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany