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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 4434-4436

A giant rheumatoid nodule of the cubital fossa: A mimicker of malignancy


1 General Practitioner, Papageorgiou Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Department of Radiology, Papageorgiou Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Dr. Sofia-Chrysovalantou Zagalioti
Papageorgiou Hospital, Ring Road N. Efkarpia 56403, Thessaloniki
Greece
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_641_20

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Rheumatoid nodules (RNs) are the most common extraarticular manifestation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, appearing in up to 30%. They are typically localized subcutaneously in pressure points or joints, such as the extensor surface of the elbow. But when they have atypical localizations, they provide a confusing differential diagnosis including the possibility of a malignancy. Herein, we report a 53-year-old female patient with known rheumatoid arthritis who presented with a painless mass in the right cubital fossa. The uncommon site and the presence of cortical disruption made us proceed to computed tomography-guided biopsy to exclude the presence of a malignancy. Biopsy established the RN diagnosis.


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