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Tenosynovitis with acute onset: unexpected giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath
  1. E Kruithof1,
  2. D Baeten1,
  3. P Dierckxsens2,
  4. E M Veys1,
  5. F De Keyser1
  1. 1Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedics, KLINA Hospital, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr E Kruithof, Department of Rheumatology, OK12IB, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium;

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