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Familial synovial chondromatosis
In synovial chondromatosis, foci of metaplastic cartilage form in the synovial membrane of a joint. These foci may grow, become detached from the synovial membrane and enter the joint cavity as loose bodies. Calcification or ossification of the cartilage masses may occur. As far as we know no cases of synovial chondromatosis with a familial pattern have been reported. We describe a family in which three men are affected.
Familial synovial chondromatosis: brief report.
Steinberg GG, Desai SS, Malhotra R, Hickler R.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1989 Jan;71(1):144-5 full text
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Steinberg et al
Institution: JBJS B
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Added: Sat Oct 17 2009