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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 212-214

Malignant Fibrohisticytoma of the Knee in a Patient with HIV

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of São Paulo (SP), Brazil

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Riccardo Gomes Gobbi
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of São Paulo (SP)
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.103900

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This case report describes a patient presenting with anterior knee pain (extensor mechanism pain), a poorly studied complaint in the HIV population. The final diagnosis was malignant fibrohistiocytoma, a rare condition among knee pathologies, successfully treated with endoprosthesis after tumor resection. This article focuses on what the authors learned after treating this patient, particularly on the difficulty in making a correct diagnosis of this group of patients due to lack of adequate epidemiological characterization. By assuming that the pathology was related to long-term infection and treatment of HIV (knee hoffitis), the authors underestimated the gravity of the case, almost compromising the result of treatment.

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