Anterior cruciate ligament mucoid degeneration
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Thickening of the ACL ligament is seen associated with increased signal of its fibers. Note the presence of cysts within its proximal portion
Mucoid degeneration of the ACL, along with tears and anterior cruciate ligament ganglion cysts, is a relatively common cause of increased signal within the ACL.
- Roberts CC, Towers JD, Spangehl MJ et-al. Advanced MR imaging of the cruciate ligaments. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2007;15 (1): 73-86. doi:10.1016/j.mric.2007.02.006 - Pubmed citation
- Bergin D, Morrison WB, Carrino JA et-al. Anterior cruciate ligament ganglia and mucoid degeneration: coexistence and clinical correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004;182 (5): 1283-7. AJR Am J Roentgenol (full text) - Pubmed citation