Synovial hemangioma of the knee joint in a 3-year-old girl

Seiji Watanabe, Toshiaki Takahashi, Taketsugu Fujibuchi, Hiroaki Komori, Kazuo Kamada, Masato Nose, Haruyasu Yamamoto

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Synovial hemangioma has been reported to be relatively rare, and usually occurs in childhood and adolescence. However, there are a few reports of the disease in infants. In this report, we diagnosed synovial hemangioma in a 3-year-old girl who had swelling and pain in her left knee. Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging revealed abnormal intensity in an intra-articular lesion. We performed arthroscopy, and arrived at a final diagnosis based on a scopic biopsy. Synovial hemangioma should be considered as a possible diagnosis in infants with swelling and pain in the knee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-520
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov


  • Arthroscopy
  • infant
  • knee joint
  • synovial hemangioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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