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tenosynovial chondromatosis

Monday 15 December 2003

Tenosynovial chondromatosis is a multinodular cartilaginous proliferation that arises from the tenosynovial membranes.


- multinodular cartilaginous proliferation involving tenosynovium and/or subsynovial connective tissue
- mild or moderate atypia

Differential diagnosis

-  chondroma of soft parts
- synovial chondromatosis


- Fetsch JF, Vinh TN, Remotti F, Walker EA, Murphey MD, Sweet DE. Tenosynovial (extraarticular) chondromatosis: an analysis of 37 cases of an underrecognized clinicopathologic entity with a strong predilection for the hands and feet and a high local recurrence rate. Am J Surg Pathol. 2003 Sep;27(9):1260-8. PMID: 12960811