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Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor that arises from the soft connective tissue of joints. Any joint can be affected, although the tumor is most commonly found in the knee or hip joint. Although it can be painful, PVNS usually does not spread. It does, however, have a high rate of recurrence after surgery.
How we approach pigmented villonodular synovitis
Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for children and adolescents with PVNS.
We understand that you may have a lot of questions when your child is diagnosed with an PVNS. Is it dangerous? Will it affect my child long-term? What do we do next? We’ve tried to provide some answers to those questions in the following pages, and our experts can explain your child’s condition fully. If you have further questions during your hospital stay, our experts can answer your questions fully.
Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures that your child’s case will be given thoughtful discussion by an integrated care from a team that includes the following specialists:
In addition, our cancer center offers the following services:
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