J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev 2021 Apr 6;5(4). Epub 2021 Apr 6.
From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI (Dr. Lausé, Dr. Krul, Dr. Bottoni), and the Department of Orthopaedics, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD (Dr. Baird).
Tenosynovial giant-cell tumor (TGCT) is an intraarticular giant-cell tumor of the synovial tissue and tendon sheaths which often mimics multiple conditions on presentation. This case report describes a previously asymptomatic 67-year-old man with preliminary clinical and laboratory evaluation suggestive of septic arthritis; however, arthroscopy revealed diffuse synovitis, and biopsy confirmed TGCT. To our knowledge, this is the first report of TGCT presenting as septic arthritis in an adult patient. Read More