Synovial haemangioma of the elbow: A rare paediatric case and imaging dilemma

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Synovial haemangiomas are rare benign vascular proliferations arising in synovium-lined surfaces. While the knee is by far the joint most commonly involved, this condition can also occur in the elbow. We report an eight-year-old boy who presented to the National University of Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2016 with a left elbow swelling of one year’s duration. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a lobulated intra-articular mass with intermediate signal intensity on T1-weighted imaging and low signal punctate and linear structures within the hyperintense mass on T2-weighted imaging. In addition, there was heterogeneous yet avid contrast enhancement on post-gadolinium contrast images. The mass had juxta-articular extension and bony erosion to the coronoid process and the head of the radius. Synovial haemangiomas present a diagnostic dilemma. This report highlights certain imaging characteristics to distinguish this entity from other differential diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e93-e96
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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Hemangioma
Elbow
Joints
Malaysia
Pediatrics
Synovial Membrane
Gadolinium
Blood Vessels
Knee
Differential Diagnosis
Head
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Hemangioma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Malaysia
  • Sarcoma
  • Synovial membrane

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  • Medicine(all)

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Synovial haemangioma of the elbow : A rare paediatric case and imaging dilemma. / Hoe, Han G.; Mohd Zaki, Faizah; Abd Rashid, Abdul Halim.

In: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.02.2018, p. e93-e96.

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