Diffuse type tenosynovial giant cell tumor of the ankle

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1993 Apr;83(4):231-3. doi: 10.7547/87507315-83-4-231.


The case presented was of a tenosynovial giant cell tumor, diffuse type. The lesion had an apparent communication with the talonavicular joint, as well as a possible communication with the ankle joint. The inevitable morbidity, as well as the lack of an intraoperative definitive diagnosis, prevented a more radical excision of the lesion. The apparent association with a joint will predilect the patient to a higher rate of recurrence but not, however, to a malignant degeneration.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ankle* / pathology
  • Foot Diseases / diagnosis
  • Foot Diseases / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoma, Synovial / diagnosis
  • Sarcoma, Synovial / pathology*