Extra-articular tenosynovial chondromatosis of the right fifth digit in a 59-year-old man: A case report and literature review.

Sunny Qi-Huang, Fred Alejandro Loor Jacho, David Lisa, Ephram Weingarten


Tenosynovial chondromatosis is a rare benign disorder characterized by formation of cartilaginous bodies within the synovia of the tendon sheaths. Most commonly present in the hands and feet. Clinical presentation and plain radiography can be inconclusive, which can lead to misclassification, most often confused as a chondroma of soft parts. In this case, we report the clinical, radiologic, and histology of a 59-year-old man who presented with a 1-year history of mass on the right fifth digit with limitation of motion secondary to this condition. Surgical excision revealed multiple cartilaginous nodules of varying size arising from the flexor tendon sheath. The diagnosis was confirmed postoperatively by surgical histopathology. The postoperative course of the patient was uncomplicated and has achieved an excellent functional recovery.


Tenosynovial chondromatosis; Hand-Finger; Extra-articular; Synovial chondromatosis; Surgical excision.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v15i8.4212