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Pigmented villonodular synovitis - Ankle - Photomicrograph
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Pigmented villonodular synovitis - Ankle - Photomicrograph
  • Case ID: 412
  • Diagnosis: Pigmented villonodular synovitis
  • Category: Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Category Type: Pigmented villonodular synovitis
  • Category Sub Type: Benign
  • Location: Ankle
  • Age: 17
  • Sex: F
  • Treatment: Synovectomy
  • Image ID: 2769
  • Image Type: Photomicrograph
  • Images relating to this case: 2765 , 2766 , 2767 , 2768 , 2769.

Low power photomicrograph of the surgical specimen shows histiocytic activity throughout the hypertrophic synovial tissue, along with giant cell activity and extensive hemosiderin deposits in the mononuclear macrophages that is quite diagnostic of PVNS.


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