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Benign synovial tumors and proliferative processes

Hillary W Garner, Joseph M Bestic
Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology 2013, 17 (2): 177-8
This article discusses several benign tumors and proliferative processes of the synovium including giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath, pigmented villonodular synovitis, synovial chondromatosis, lipoma arborescens, and synovial hemangioma, lipoma, and fibroma. We review the clinical features and imaging characteristics of each entity, with a special focus on the unique imaging findings that can enable a confident diagnosis or a limited differential diagnosis.

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