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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 242-243

Bilateral generalised synovial chondromatosis of the knee: Bone scintigraphic demonstration with radiologic correlation


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey
2 Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey

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Tarik Elri
Department of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Bulent Ecevit University, Esenkoy, Kozlu, 67600 Zonguldak
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.181860

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A 67-year-old woman with a history of bilateral progressive knee pain and swelling was referred for 99mTc-methyl diphosphonate bone scintigraphy. Flow and blood pool images showed bilateral heterogeneous increased uptake and delayed phase revealed mass-looking lobulated heterogeneous increased activity in both of knees extending distal part of the femoral shaft, but no other pathologic uptake was found in rest of the body. A.diagnosis of synovial chondromatosis was made when correlated with X-ray and computed tomography.(CT) images. This is a rare presentation of generalized synovial chondromatosis involving both knees which demonstrated on bone scintigraphy with X-ray and CT correlation.


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