Synovial Tumors

  • J. W. M. Van Goethem
  • M. Shahabpour


The synovium forms the lining of joints, tendons, and bursae. Cells of the synovial membrane regulate the exchange of substances between blood and synovial fluid, and they synthesize hyaluronate, which is a major component of the synovial fluid [3]. There are considerable differences in the appearance of the synovial membrane, depending on local mechanical factors and the nature of the underlying tissue. For instance, in high-pressure joints the synovium is flat and acellular whereas in other joints it resembles cuboidal or columnar epithelium [39].


Synovial Sarcoma Giant Cell Tumor Tendon Sheath Ganglion Cyst Synovial Cyst 
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