Tuberculous arthritis of the knee joint mimicking pigmented villonodular synovitis

Dae Hee Lee, Dong Ki Lee, Soon-Hyuck Lee, Jong Hoon Park, Chul Hwan Kim, Seung Beom Han

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Abstract

Tuberculous arthritis is difficult to diagnose early because of its atypical insidious clinical manifestations and non-specific imaging findings. Specifically, monoarticular tuberculosis of the knee may mimic pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS). The present report describes a young patient with tuberculous arthritis of the knee. Proper diagnosis was delayed due to magnetic resonance imaging findings, such as hemosiderin deposits and a nodular mass around the knee joint, suggesting the diffuse type of PVNS. These findings suggest that the first step in the diagnosis of tuberculous knee arthritis is to have a high index of suspicion. Level of evidence IV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-940
Number of pages4
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 1

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Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
Knee Joint
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Knee
Hemosiderin
Delayed Diagnosis
Tuberculosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Knee
  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis
  • Tuberculous arthritis

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Tuberculous arthritis of the knee joint mimicking pigmented villonodular synovitis. / Lee, Dae Hee; Lee, Dong Ki; Lee, Soon-Hyuck; Park, Jong Hoon; Kim, Chul Hwan; Han, Seung Beom.

In: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Vol. 20, No. 5, 01.05.2012, p. 937-940.

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