Synovial chondromatosis

Synovial chondromatosis (or Reichel syndrome) is a disorder characterised by loose cartilaginous bodies which may, or may not be calcified or ossified.

It is classified under two main types:

  1. Primary synovial chondromatosis: predominantly mono-articular disorder of unknown aetiology.
  2. Secondary synovial chondromatosis: resulting in intra-articular loose bodies from causes such as trauma, osteoarthrosis and neuropathic arthropathy.
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rID: 15618
Section: Pathology
Tags: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis
  • Reichel syndrome
  • Reichel's syndrome

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