Subchondral lucencies and synovial disease: A case report and discussion

James F. Gruden, Jeremy J. Kaye

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The case of a young female with hip pain and acetabular subchondral lucencies on conventional radiographs is presented. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated subchondral lucencies in the femoral head as well, and an arthrogram revealed synovial irregularities. The differential diagnosis is discussed with an approach to subchondral lucencies. A synovectomy was performed on this patient with pigmented villonodular synovitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-340
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990


  • Arthritis
  • Hip
  • Synovial membrane
  • arthritis
  • computed tomography
  • joints
  • neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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