Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk


Recent trauma, ongoing knee pain since.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Mild degenerative changes including spiking of tibial spines and quadriceps enthesopathy. 

No acute abnormality.

Popliteal muscle sesamoid bone (cyamella) seen in the lateral aspect of femoral condyle. 


Case Discussion

Cyamella is sesamoid bone of popliteus muscles. 

Best appreciated on AP view on plain radiograph, as opposed to fabella which is mainly seen on lateral view.

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Case information

rID: 52655
Case created: 15th Apr 2017
Last edited: 22nd Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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