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Inflammation of a synovial membrane.

[New Latin synovium, synovia-secreting membrane (from synovia) + -itis.]
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(ˌsaɪnəʊˈvaɪtɪs; ˌsɪn-)
(Pathology) inflammation of the membrane surrounding a joint
synovitic adj
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(ˌsɪn əˈvaɪ tɪs)

inflammation of a synovial membrane.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synovitis - inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines a synovial joint; results in pain and swelling
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
tendonous synovitis, tendosynovitis, tenosynovitis - inflammation of a tendon and its enveloping sheath
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n. sinovitis, infl. de la membrana sinovial;
dry ______ seca;
purulent ______ purulenta;
serous ______ serosa.
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n sinovitis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
TGCT, also referred to as pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) or giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath (GCT-TS), can be locally aggressive and debilitating.
Pyogenic arthritis, pigmented villonodular synovitis, hemophilic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, osteochondromatosis, and neoplasms should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with elbow involvement (15).
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS)/Giant Cell tumors of tenosynovial origin
For radiologic differential diagnosis, osteoblastoma, chondrosarcoma, osteolytic metastasis, dermoid cysts, pigmented villonodular synovitis, and other fibro-osseous lesions should be noted [1].
Arthroscopic treatment of pigmented villonodular synovitis of the hip (the suspected diagnosis prior to pathologic examination) is well described [8].
Other entities can mimic ROP as amyloidosis [9-11], pigmented villonodular synovitis [12], epidural lipomatosis [13], and idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis [14, 15] (Table 1).
The differential diagnosis included pigmented villonodular synovitis given the MRI findings.
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a rare condition.
The tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT), formerly known as pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), is a rare proliferative disorder originating from the synovial membrane.
Tuberculous arthritis can often be confused with osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, pyogenic arthritis, bone tumors, or pigmented villonodular synovitis. Tuberculous arthritis is usually characterized by synovitis and granulation exudates [12].
The differential diagnosis of intra-articular tumorous lesions of the knee is broad; in addition to synovial hemangioma, it includes pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), nodular synovitis, lipoma arborescens, juxtaarticular myxoma, plexiform neuroma, synovial osteochondromatosis, ganglion, synovial cyst, synovial sarcoma, leiomyoma, giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath, and schwannoma.