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Medical Term:

giant cell tumor of tendon sheath


a nodule, possibly inflammatory in nature, arising commonly from the flexor sheath of the fingers and thumb; composed of fibrous tissue, lipid- and hemosiderin-containing macrophages, and multinucleated giant cells.

Synonym(s): localized nodular tenosynovitis

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