Synovial Chondromatosis

Multiple Sclerosis Ray

Fig. 8.58 These popcorn-like structures are typical of synovial chondromatosis. The loose bodies are suspended within the joint space and would, if left untouched and inside, destroy the joint over time. Some early osteophytes are already present along the tibial plateaus.

Not every case can be solved right away and on the spot. A little time to think and to research in the literature, a discussion with colleagues, and a call for help to one of those gray-haired, odd-looking senior radiologists are nothing to be ashamed of. The opposite is true. The final diagnosis can also be communicated to the referring physicians in a second step after a preliminary report. They will appreciate the extra attention and care.

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