Baker's cyst in child

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Non-traumatic swelling on posterior aspect of knee - 2 - 3 months.

Patient Data

Age: 6 yrs
Gender: Male

Soft tissue swelling at the posterior knee compartment


Ultrasound shows a well-defined cystic lesion with echoes at typical location of popliteal cyst. No leak is noted at distal end of the lesion. 

The popliteal vessels are patent.

Case Discussion

Findings favour Baker's cyst.


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Case information

rID: 22161
Published: 16th Mar 2013
Last edited: 19th Feb 2016
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