Diffuse-type tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TSGCT) is a rare, locally aggressive neoplasm. It most commonly occurs in the knee, followed by the hip, and has distinctive imaging features, including mass-like foci of low T2 signal intensity, “blooming” on gradient-echo MRI, and pronounced uptake on FDG PET/CT. Histologically, TSGCT demonstrates a neoplastic population of mononuclear cells admixed with hemosiderin-laden macrophages, foamy histiocytes, inflammatory cells, and osteoclast-like giant cells. In cases where diffuse-type TSGCT presents in an uncommon location or with atypical features, the imaging diagnosis may be challenging. Furthermore, because of its polymorphous appearance, it may be mistaken microscopically for other neoplastic and non-neoplastic histiocytic lesions. Herein, we present two cases of diffuse-type TSGCT presenting as large masses, and underscore the importance of radiologic-pathologic correlation for accurate diagnosis.
- Pigmented villonodular synovitis
- Tenosynovial giant cell tumor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging