Anterior cruciate ligament ganglion cyst

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Knee pain without trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

MRI left knee

MRI left Knee 

Anterior cruciate ligament with cyst at femoral attachment. Note mass effect on the ligament, without interruption of the ligament fibers. The posterior cruciate ligament is normal.

Case Discussion

In young patients, ganglion cysts of the ACL may be responsible for knee chronic pain with restricted range of motion.


Acknowledgement: Dr. Lucia Braccaioli

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Case information

rID: 60009
Published: 6th May 2018
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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