Siderotic synovitis is a condition that can occur with chronic haemarthrodes.
It is characterised by rusty synovial pigmentation and hyperplasia but with an absence of foam cells and multinucleated giant cells which are seen in PVNS.
May be seen as a focal or diffuse proliferation of the synovium. Signal characteristics can mimic pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) and include 1,4
- T1: low signal
- T2: low signal
- gradient echo (GE): shows blooming
On MRI consider:
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- 4. Boles CA, Ward WG. Loose fragments and other debris: miscellaneous synovial and marrow disorders. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2000;8 (2): 371-90. - Pubmed citation