Speckled anterior horn of lateral meniscus

The speckled appearance of the anterior horn of lateral meniscus is a feature that can be seen as a normal variant on MRI scans.  It is usually seen near its central attachment site. It is often explained by fibers of the anterior cruciate ligament inserting into the meniscus.

Radiographic appearance

MRI

It can be seen on one or two of the most medial sagittal images with the meniscus having a speckled-like nature. 

Differential diagnosis

It can be mistaken for a torn lateral meniscus.

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rID: 39582
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Speckled anterior horn of lateral meniscus appearance
  • Speckled appearance anterior horn of lateral meniscus

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