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Eur Radiol. 2010 Mar;20(3):764-8. doi: 10.1007/s00330-009-1490-7. Epub 2010 Feb 16.

Juxta-articular myxoma of the knee in a 5-year-old boy: a case report and review of the literature (2009: 12b).

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Atrium Medical Center Parkstad Heerlen, Henri Dunantstraat 5, 6419, PC, Heerlen, The Netherlands.


Juxta-articular myxoma (JAM) is a relatively rare variant of myxoma that occurs in the vicinity of large joints. It is composed of fibroblast-like cells that produce an excessive amount of glycosaminoglycans rich in hyaluronic acid. The peak incidence is between the 3rd and 5th decades of life. In this report we describe an extremely rare case of JAM in the knee of a 5-year-old child. The clinical presentation, radiological features and histopathologic findings are described, and the relevant literature is reviewed.

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