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Post-Traumatic Synovial Haemangioma of the Elbow: An Incidental Finding in a Secondary Health Facility in Benin City, Nigeria

O.H. Egbo, H.O. Elimian

Abstract: Synovial haemangioma is a rare clinical condition which refers to abnormal proliferation of blood vessels in the synovia membrane of a joint. This usually arises in tendon sheaths, synovial membranes of joints or bursae. The lesion is a benign vascular neoplasia was first described by Bouchut in 1856 that occur most frequently around the knee. Trauma has been reported as an Aetiological factor in the formation of post traumatic synovial haemangioma in young adults. The granulation tissues formed following minor trauma to muscle and joint may cause proliferation and infiltration endothelial tissues and subsequently enlarges and grows into vascular tumours. Post traumatic Synovial haemangioma of the elbow usually mimics other lesions as bursitis. This case was an incidental finding of synovial haemangioma of the elbow following trauma in a young adult.
Keywords: adults / elbow / traumatic synovial haemangioma / Post / tissues

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