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A neglected case of giant synovial chondromatosis in knee joint

Sancar Serbest, Ugur Tiftikçi, Fatih Karaaslan, Haci Bayram Tosun, Hüseyin Fatih Sevinç, Mahi Balci


Synovial chondromatosis is a rare benign condition arising from the synovial membrane of the joints, synovial sheaths or bursae around the joints. Primary synovial chondromatosis typically affects the large joints in the third to fifth decade of life. The purpose of this case report is to document this rare synovial pathology, which required open synovectomy and debridement to eradicate it. In our case, the biggest sized SOC was 20x19x6 cm, although there were many joint mice. Our case had the biggest SOC ever extracted, which to the best of my knowledge has not been reported earlier.

Key words: Synovial chondromatosis, giant, loose body, knee Joint, surgery
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