Document Type: CASE REPORT

Authors

1 Iran University of Medical Science

2 Bone and Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Shafa Orthopedic Hospital, Iran ‎University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.‎

3 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Shafa Yahyaeyan Orthopedic Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

4 Bone and Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Shafa Orthopedic Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences

10.22038/abjs.2020.43730.2200

Abstract

The diagnosis of synovial chondromatosis (SCM) is usually delayed, as the arthroscopic-guided ‎synovial biopsy is postponed owing to its invasive nature. We report the timely diagnosis of a ‎giant solitary synovial chondromatosis of the hip in a 32-year-old woman using ultrasound-‎guided synovial biopsy. This technique revealed to be safe and successful in the diagnosis of ‎SCM, when the imaging studies were obscure. Moreover, it avoided the potential arthroscopy-‎associated complications. We recommend ultrasound-guided synovium biopsy as a less invasive ‎and less complicated technique for the early diagnosis of SCM in future workouts.‎

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