Giant synovial cyst of the shoulder presenting as a chest wall mass

Andrew J Cosgarea, M. S. Weng, J. M. McIntyre, Edward G McFarland

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Abstract

Synovial cysts are most frequently found about the knee. Less commonly they have been described at the shoulder, elbow, ankle, and hip joints. Synovial cysts of the shoulder are associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic steroid use, Charcot joint disease, and long-standing rotator cuff tears. Although often asymptomatic, patients may present complaining of pain, loss of joint motion, or presence of an unexplained mass. The authors present the case of an elderly man with a very large synovial cyst presenting as an anterior chest wall mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-434
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume24
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Synovial Cyst
Thoracic Wall
Neurogenic Arthropathy
Elbow Joint
Shoulder Joint
Ankle Joint
Joint Diseases
Hip Joint
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Arthralgia
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Knee
Steroids

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Giant synovial cyst of the shoulder presenting as a chest wall mass. / Cosgarea, Andrew J; Weng, M. S.; McIntyre, J. M.; McFarland, Edward G.

In: American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), Vol. 24, No. 5, 1995, p. 432-434.

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